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Pocatello, Idaho

Welcome to beautiful Pocatello, Idaho, home of Idaho State University, where I serve on the Computer Science faculty in the College of Engineering. The photos are for viewing only, but you are quite welcome to send links to the photos anywhere in the universe, or make direct links to the photos! I shuffle the images once in a while, so if you wonder where your favorite image went, please try searching for it. Currently the images (except a few most recent ones) are shown in random order. Comments are appreciated, but sometimes I may not see them for a long time. Thanks for visiting!

For pictures of places near Pocatello such as Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Arches National Parks, City of Rocks National Reserve, Lava Hot Springs, Soda Springs, Great Salt Lake, and Massacre Rocks State Park, see this gallery.

Please note that clicking on the thumbnails gives you a larger version of the photo. Once the larger photo is visible, you can further select various display sizes by clicking on the appropriate word underneath the photo.

I have 6 prints on permanent display at the Pocatello Regional Airport, so you might want to look for them in case you plan on air travel!

If you are interested in purchasing a print or otherwise using a photograph, please contact me at vkantabu@computer.org or (208) 251-4368. Some photos may not be printable or saleable. Thanks.

AIR AND MERCURY POLLUTION ALERT!! Being situated in a valley, the Pocatello area does have a tendency to have air pollution problems. In recent years (except this exceptionally dry winter season), the air has been cleaner. But all of a sudden Power County next door is planning to put a Coal-Burning Power Plant at the old FMC site!! See article at http://www.journalnet.com/articles/2005/03/10/opinion/opinion01.txt

Many people don't believe that these so-called "clean" coal-burning plants are nearly as clean as their advocates are claiming. And even if they are relatively clean, please note that many of us Bannock County residents believe that we are already at our limit of tolerance when it comes to air pollution! Such air pollution as shown in a photo of mine in this gallery (see http://www.pbase.com/vkantabu/image/40660709) is believed to cause nasty sinus infections in many of us that last for weeks, sometimes months, each year! Please, we need the air to be cleaner, not dirtier!! Please read this article I just found on Oct 14, 2005 ... http://webcenter.health.webmd.netscape.com/content/Article/113/110585.htm?pagenumber=1

NEW ARTICLE FROM MY ALMA MATER, THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY I usually don't bother to read The Johns Hopkins Magazine, but tonight I picked it up and saw an eye-catching title, "Bad Air Days Cause Increase in Hospital Admissions." Well, of course, I thought. Isn't that an obvious result? But when I read it, it turned out to be another surprising discovery by a Hopkins faculty. Quoting the article, "RESEARCHERS WERE SURPRISED AT HOW RAPIDLY INCREASES IN HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS FOLLOWED INCREASES IN AIR POLLUTION LEVELS." .... "The researchers calculated that in 2002, there were 11,000 additional hospitalizations associated with 10 micrograms per cubic meter increase in PM2.5."


Mercury pollution is also a well-documented problem stemming from coal-burning power plants. Mercury pollution can cause autism in children, among other serious health problems.

I am an associate professor of computer science and electrical engineering at Idaho State University. Please see my academic Web site at http://idahostate.academia.edu/VititKantabutra.
Back East (meaning in the Eastern United States) they say that if you have an interest other than academia, then you must keep it more or less a secret. It's just not in my nature to play by rules that don't make sense, and that's why I'm out here in Wild Idaho!

NEWS September 20, 2009. Just expanded my photo collection at flickr! Please see them at http://www.flickr.com/photos/96517640@N00/


NEWS Friday, Sep 28, 2007: I started a Pocatello photo blog at http://pocatellophotoblog.blogspot.com/ Some photos are also in this gallery, but some may not be.

I also have some photos of Pocatello at Webshots and some more (along with those by other photographers) at Trekearth.com and also at Flickr.com. Speaking of Trekearth, all my photos there can be found here.

Also see my photos on Google. For example: http://picasaweb.google.com/vkantabu/RescueOnChinesePeak# and http://picasaweb.google.com/vkantabu/NWFEntries200902#
If you are interested in seeing how things looked in the mountains just east of Pocatello back in the 1970's and 80's, see http://pbase.com/vkantabu/fromdebbiebrooks

Here is a link to historical photos of Bannock County at ISU's library, made available by Karen Kearns: http://idahodocs.cdmhost.com/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=/p2003coll1&CISOSTART=1,1 (Unfortunately, Karen Kearns passed away in 2012, still in her 40's.)

By the way, the blue background of these pages is actually Pocatello's sky color sampled from a photograph I took on a clear day.
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Habibs Home before Wedding Reception _DSC0546.jpg
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Springtime at Inman Creek Inkom _DSC3753.jpg
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Moose Browsing a Bush smallfile P4160036.jpg
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ISU Reed Gym IMG_1512.JPG
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DSCF0101 Flag Carrier.jpg
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Utah Symphony _DSC0592.jpg
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ISU Presidents Residence in Autumn smallfile IMG_1390.jpg
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First sign of autumn 2004 DSC_0075.jpg
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Mark Neiwirth after Beethoven 4th _DSC4236.JPG
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China Clipper _DSC0631.jpg
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Julie Hillebrandt, an ISU professional photographer, right after taking a photo of me _DSC3160.jpg
Julie Hillebrandt, an ISU professional photographer, right after taking a photo of me _DSC3160.jpg
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ISU Pond Student Union P1050292.jpg
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American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Driveway _DSC2854.JPG
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Night Scene from Red Hill small file PB240160.jpg
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Graveley Hall Sign with Tulips ISU DSCN1073.jpg
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Don Lopez DSC_6550.JPG
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A dance at Indian Night _DSC7305.jpg
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West Buckskin Road Scene DSCF0060.jpg
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Butterfly on Fleabane DSCF5971.jpg
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Chinese Peak from Home P1010579.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 _DSC1752.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 _DSC1752.jpg
Wilma the Zoo Coyote DSC_0107.jpg
Wilma the Zoo Coyote DSC_0107.jpg
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ISU Holt Arena _DSC0688.jpg
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red squirrel _DSC8277.jpg
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yet another shot of these mountains smallfile IMG_2678.jpg
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Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1154.jpg
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autumn scene with aspen DSCF0111.JPG
The Dining Room by Tom Cashin and his Wife _DSC9293.jpg
The Dining Room by Tom Cashin and his Wife _DSC9293.jpg
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View from City Creek Trail with Sagebrush and a type of clover DSCF0039.JPG
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ISU Jazz Band at Jensen Grand Concert Hall Inaugural Event DSCN5734.JPG
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Purple Mountain Majesty _DSC0071_2.jpg
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Red Hill columns at ISU P1040888.jpg
Paul and Elizabeth Frantz' Farm Fresh Egg BILD284.jpg
Paul and Elizabeth Frantz' Farm Fresh Egg BILD284.jpg
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Africa Night 2007 at ISU _DSC0050.jpg
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Shakespeares Winter Tale _DSC0032.jpg
Autumn at ISU -- fox squirrel DSCF0478.jpg
Autumn at ISU -- fox squirrel DSCF0478.jpg
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Scene from Red Hill IMG_1566.jpg
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VMG Filmfest opening 060.jpg
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Nepalese dance _DSC0353.jpg
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John Looze discussing City Creek Issue with another person DSCF0084.JPG
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