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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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ISU International Night 2011 African student selling African items _DSC1726.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 African student selling African items _DSC1726.jpg
Room inside Fort Hall Replica _DSC1728.jpg
Room inside Fort Hall Replica _DSC1728.jpg
pigeon who nests behind Goody's sign on 5th Ave DSCF0008.JPG
pigeon who nests behind Goody's sign on 5th Ave DSCF0008.JPG
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Lou and his kids _DSC2929.JPG
Indian and Scout Mountains from ISU Performing Arts Center parking lot _DSC3648.jpg
Indian and Scout Mountains from ISU Performing Arts Center parking lot _DSC3648.jpg
Two Apples P1000067.jpg
Two Apples P1000067.jpg
Save City Creek Sign DSCN6399.JPG
Save City Creek Sign DSCN6399.JPG
Coonie _DSC0490.jpg
Coonie _DSC0490.jpg
Le Centre Rendez-Vous d'ISU et le Boulevard de Martin Luther King Jr _DSC4489.jpg
Le Centre Rendez-Vous d'ISU et le Boulevard de Martin Luther King Jr _DSC4489.jpg
Big Duck in Seasonal Creek at Home smallfile _DSC2078.jpg
Big Duck in Seasonal Creek at Home smallfile _DSC2078.jpg
Theater ISU historic performance in new Stephens Performing Arts Center DSC_56.jpg
Theater ISU historic performance in new Stephens Performing Arts Center DSC_56.jpg
zoo sunflower DSC_0118.jpg
zoo sunflower DSC_0118.jpg
Maximilianuskätzchen, der König der Katzen, and I DSCF0051.jpg
Maximilianuskätzchen, der König der Katzen, and I DSCF0051.jpg
Bill O'Brien playing guitar in Jensen Hall  DSCF0127
Bill O'Brien playing guitar in Jensen Hall DSCF0127
Mandala by Visiting Tibetan Monks at ISU.jpg
Mandala by Visiting Tibetan Monks at ISU.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7696.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7696.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9290.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9290.jpg
Mark Neiwirth and Langroise Trio 2006-4-2 020.jpg
Mark Neiwirth and Langroise Trio 2006-4-2 020.jpg
Golden Dragon Acrobats _DSC0238.JPG
Golden Dragon Acrobats _DSC0238.JPG
brown butterfly DSC_6000.JPG
brown butterfly DSC_6000.JPG
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6512.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6512.jpg
Change of Seasons at Idaho State University DSC_0076.jpg
Change of Seasons at Idaho State University DSC_0076.jpg
DSCF0115 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0115 Flag Carrier.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1105.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1105.jpg
induction of associates DSCF0076.JPG
induction of associates DSCF0076.JPG
Africa Night 2013 at ISU 035.jpg
Africa Night 2013 at ISU 035.jpg
Jackson and Holte _DSC0104.jpg
Jackson and Holte _DSC0104.jpg
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DSC_68.jpg
Flagbearer at ISU International Night 2008 - Saudi Arabia _DSC0729.jpg
Flagbearer at ISU International Night 2008 - Saudi Arabia _DSC0729.jpg
Schmetterling IMG_0390.jpg
Schmetterling IMG_0390.jpg
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DSCN1607.jpg
Tiramisu by ISU kitchen crew DSCN1140.jpg
Tiramisu by ISU kitchen crew DSCN1140.jpg
International NIght 2011 flag bearer _DSC1660.jpg
International NIght 2011 flag bearer _DSC1660.jpg
Tom P8110150.jpg
Tom P8110150.jpg
turning maple leaves at city creek at 5000ft P1040148.jpg
turning maple leaves at city creek at 5000ft P1040148.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Annie _DSC8524.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Annie _DSC8524.jpg
wild turkeys with domestic blooming trees _DSC6922.jpg
wild turkeys with domestic blooming trees _DSC6922.jpg
coyote at pocatello zoo small _DSC1749.jpg
coyote at pocatello zoo small _DSC1749.jpg
ISU College of Business Building IMG_1170.jpg
ISU College of Business Building IMG_1170.jpg
DSCF0117 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0117 Flag Carrier.jpg
Fireplace at Fort Hall Replica P1020205.jpg
Fireplace at Fort Hall Replica P1020205.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble _DSC0536.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble _DSC0536.jpg
MLK Day March 2007 _DSC0142.JPG
MLK Day March 2007 _DSC0142.JPG
Chunky ISU College of Engineering Fox Squirrel P2190044.jpg
Chunky ISU College of Engineering Fox Squirrel P2190044.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0481.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0481.jpg
Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6719.JPG
Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6719.JPG
Red Squirrel DSC_0019.jpg
Red Squirrel DSC_0019.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7203.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7203.jpg
Reed Gym ISU _DSC4496.jpg
Reed Gym ISU _DSC4496.jpg
bucking bronco _DSC0814.jpg
bucking bronco _DSC0814.jpg
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