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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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Joe Mitchell and his new car smallfile _DSC2940.jpg
Joe Mitchell and his new car smallfile _DSC2940.jpg
Change of Seasons at Idaho State University DSC_0076.jpg
Change of Seasons at Idaho State University DSC_0076.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 _DSC1742.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 _DSC1742.jpg
Coonie _DSC0438.jpg
Coonie _DSC0438.jpg
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4757.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4757.JPG
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Utah Symphony smallfile _DSC0570.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 singer _DSC1727.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 singer _DSC1727.jpg
ISU's Fine Arts Building, Pocatello, Idaho
ISU's Fine Arts Building, Pocatello, Idaho
Africa Night 2013 at ISU 184.jpg
Africa Night 2013 at ISU 184.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7975.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7975.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9375.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9375.jpg
Chinese Peak P1000024.jpg
Chinese Peak P1000024.jpg
Metropolitan Opera auditions at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Pocatello _DSC2112.jpg
Metropolitan Opera auditions at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Pocatello _DSC2112.jpg
Wiener Sängerknaben smallfile  _DSC0020.jpg
Wiener Sängerknaben smallfile _DSC0020.jpg
Jack-in-the-Box _DSC6228.jpg
Jack-in-the-Box _DSC6228.jpg
Deathbed Scene, Man of La Mancha, DSC_0158.jpg
Deathbed Scene, Man of La Mancha, DSC_0158.jpg
ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center from Red Hill P1040870.jpg
ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center from Red Hill P1040870.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_38.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_38.jpg
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baby cockatiels are so grown up now P1010026.JPG
International Night 2011 Liu Shi-Wei _DSC1649.jpg
International Night 2011 Liu Shi-Wei _DSC1649.jpg
Rachel Dowling of Philadelphia at left accepting Pocatello Marathon Award smallfile _DSC0610.jpg
Rachel Dowling of Philadelphia at left accepting Pocatello Marathon Award smallfile _DSC0610.jpg
Autumn on Scout Mountain smallfile P1030229.jpg
Autumn on Scout Mountain smallfile P1030229.jpg
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autumn IMG_1057.jpg
Partying by the Mountains at the Trimmers' _G_3012.jpg
Partying by the Mountains at the Trimmers' _G_3012.jpg
Kenny Creek Trail -- Juniper Woodland in the Caribou National Forest area P1040807.jpg
Kenny Creek Trail -- Juniper Woodland in the Caribou National Forest area P1040807.jpg
City Creek P1020672.jpg
City Creek P1020672.jpg
Port Neuf Gap from Dump Site A Picture 015.jpg
Port Neuf Gap from Dump Site A Picture 015.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC6056.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC6056.jpg
Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6706.JPG
Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6706.JPG
Napali Night 2010 _DSC6590.jpg
Napali Night 2010 _DSC6590.jpg
Mexican Food at Chapala's in Chubbuck DSC_0051.jpg
Mexican Food at Chapala's in Chubbuck DSC_0051.jpg
Coonie Oct 7 2008 _DSC0027.jpg
Coonie Oct 7 2008 _DSC0027.jpg
ISU at work - president, student, professor and photographer _DSC0411.jpg
ISU at work - president, student, professor and photographer _DSC0411.jpg
Paul Frantz on  Buckskin Tower DSCF0254.jpg
Paul Frantz on Buckskin Tower DSCF0254.jpg
Desmond Hugh DSCF0201.jpg
Desmond Hugh DSCF0201.jpg
Autumn on Scout Mountain smallfile P1030221.jpg
Autumn on Scout Mountain smallfile P1030221.jpg
Afghani student at ISU International Night 2006 smallfile _DSC0512.jpg
Afghani student at ISU International Night 2006 smallfile _DSC0512.jpg
City Creek P1020695.jpg
City Creek P1020695.jpg
Rachel Dowling Finishing Marathon smallfile _DSC0515.jpg
Rachel Dowling Finishing Marathon smallfile _DSC0515.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Annie _DSC8551.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Annie _DSC8551.jpg
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bumble bee on larkspur _DSC6763.jpg
Pocatello Autumn Scene with Snow _DSC0118.jpg
Pocatello Autumn Scene with Snow _DSC0118.jpg
Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6702.JPG
Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6702.JPG
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 113.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 113.jpg
Red Squirrel _DSC1077.jpg
Red Squirrel _DSC1077.jpg
Autumn 2008 _DSC9623.jpg
Autumn 2008 _DSC9623.jpg
Dschamaalrückenberg _DSC0002
Dschamaalrückenberg _DSC0002
PSUB ballroom at ISU during Taste of France slide show DSCF0116.jpg
PSUB ballroom at ISU during Taste of France slide show DSCF0116.jpg
Fashion show at International Night 2006 - Deutschland repräsentieren sie _DSC0491.jpg
Fashion show at International Night 2006 - Deutschland repräsentieren sie _DSC0491.jpg
microbiotic crust turned green after light rain P4230140.jpg
microbiotic crust turned green after light rain P4230140.jpg
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