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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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Pocatello Sunset _DSC7504.jpg
Pocatello Sunset _DSC7504.jpg
ISU School of Engineering Squirrel DSCF7518.jpg
ISU School of Engineering Squirrel DSCF7518.jpg
campus rose DSCN5317.jpg
campus rose DSCN5317.jpg
Two participants of Save City Creek Meeting DSCN6671.JPG
Two participants of Save City Creek Meeting DSCN6671.JPG
Pianist playing Sakura 2006 _DSC0124.jpg
Pianist playing Sakura 2006 _DSC0124.jpg
Pathway to Physical Sciences Spring 2005 smallfile DSCF0014.JPG
Pathway to Physical Sciences Spring 2005 smallfile DSCF0014.JPG
ISU student at work IMG_0232.jpg
ISU student at work IMG_0232.jpg
Howard Dean in Pocatello _DSC0748.jpg
Howard Dean in Pocatello _DSC0748.jpg
Performing Arts Center Idaho State University DSCF0008.JPG
Performing Arts Center Idaho State University DSCF0008.JPG
spider _DSC2600.JPG
spider _DSC2600.JPG
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VMG05 0030.jpg
food at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0693.jpg
food at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0693.jpg
Continental Bistro DSC_2951.jpg
Continental Bistro DSC_2951.jpg
Red Squirrel DSC_0019.jpg
Red Squirrel DSC_0019.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0459.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0459.jpg
Trimmers' flowers2007 IMG_3039.jpg
Trimmers' flowers2007 IMG_3039.jpg
Arrowleaf Balsamroot smallfile IMG_3255.jpg
Arrowleaf Balsamroot smallfile IMG_3255.jpg
Apple Blossoms Canon S3IS IMG_1141.jpg
Apple Blossoms Canon S3IS IMG_1141.jpg
Autumn at ISU -- Physical Science Building DSCF0484.jpg
Autumn at ISU -- Physical Science Building DSCF0484.jpg
The Dining Room _DSC9296.jpg
The Dining Room _DSC9296.jpg
lahb made with salmon _DSC0424.jpg
lahb made with salmon _DSC0424.jpg
Red Squirrel eating Aspen Bloom P4040042.jpg
Red Squirrel eating Aspen Bloom P4040042.jpg
Forest by E Mink Tr Trailhead Scout mtn P1010528.jpg
Forest by E Mink Tr Trailhead Scout mtn P1010528.jpg
red squirrel smallfile _DSC0201.jpg
red squirrel smallfile _DSC0201.jpg
Desert Death Camas DSCN3211.jpg
Desert Death Camas DSCN3211.jpg
Bill O'Brien detailed view smallfile DSCF0107.JPG
Bill O'Brien detailed view smallfile DSCF0107.JPG
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello _DSC7710.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello _DSC7710.jpg
VMG art opening at Main Street Coffee and News 2006 _DSC0282.jpg
VMG art opening at Main Street Coffee and News 2006 _DSC0282.jpg
Wilder Helianthos P7160016.jpg
Wilder Helianthos P7160016.jpg
Walking the Doggie at ISU Centennial Cross-Country Course Pocatello P1050051.jpg
Walking the Doggie at ISU Centennial Cross-Country Course Pocatello P1050051.jpg
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DSC_134.jpg
Canada Geese _DSC0438.jpg
Canada Geese _DSC0438.jpg
ISU Flower with Snow DSCF0188.jpg
ISU Flower with Snow DSCF0188.jpg
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DSC_78.jpg
My Wife Deborah Arnold DSCF0051.JPG
My Wife Deborah Arnold DSCF0051.JPG
Trimmers' tulips smallfile P4170015.JPG
Trimmers' tulips smallfile P4170015.JPG
Driving the Big Bird Home P1010108.jpg
Driving the Big Bird Home P1010108.jpg
Dr Ken Bosworth teaching Computer Science at Idaho State University P1010155.JPG
Dr Ken Bosworth teaching Computer Science at Idaho State University P1010155.JPG
campus rose DSCN5321.jpg
campus rose DSCN5321.jpg
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DSCN1541.jpg
Bicycling in Pocatello P5140119.jpg
Bicycling in Pocatello P5140119.jpg
The Ambroses Dancing smallfile _DSC0092.jpg
The Ambroses Dancing smallfile _DSC0092.jpg
Holiday Parade Nov 25 2005 DSCF0050.jpg
Holiday Parade Nov 25 2005 DSCF0050.jpg
The Induction, Sigma Xi (local branch of research club) _DSC0140.jpg
The Induction, Sigma Xi (local branch of research club) _DSC0140.jpg
music man _DSC0274.jpg
music man _DSC0274.jpg
Old Friends Crete Brown (L) and Ruth Moorhead (R) VMG05 0018.jpg
Old Friends Crete Brown (L) and Ruth Moorhead (R) VMG05 0018.jpg
red squirrel with late may snow _DSC3709.jpg
red squirrel with late may snow _DSC3709.jpg
Bergszene Mountain Scene DSCN1371.jpg
Bergszene Mountain Scene DSCN1371.jpg
Georgian Display at ISU International NIght 2008 _DSC0664.jpg
Georgian Display at ISU International NIght 2008 _DSC0664.jpg
Idaho Museum of Natural History and  the Fine Arts Building, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Idaho Museum of Natural History and the Fine Arts Building, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
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