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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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Friedleys sing Schumann Duet _DSC0020 smallfile.jpg
Friedleys sing Schumann Duet _DSC0020 smallfile.jpg
Bearers of French Flag at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0710.jpg
Bearers of French Flag at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0710.jpg
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September Autumn Snow IMG_0836.jpg
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ISU Dance _DSC9605.jpg
The Making of an American Classic DSCF0023.jpg
The Making of an American Classic DSCF0023.jpg
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sunflowers juniper and sky city creek area P1040161.jpg
Mountains north of McCammon, near Pocatello
Mountains north of McCammon, near Pocatello
Moonrise over AMI Semiconductor Factory
Moonrise over AMI Semiconductor Factory
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6589.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6589.jpg
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Frühlingsszene - Idaho State University 02.jpg
Moon rising over the treetops IMG_1125.jpg
Moon rising over the treetops IMG_1125.jpg
ISU Football DSCF0013.JPG
ISU Football DSCF0013.JPG
DSCF0095 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0095 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0126 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0126 Flag Carrier.jpg
ISU Guitar Concert - Mike Skerjanc April 2007 _DSC0234_2.jpg
ISU Guitar Concert - Mike Skerjanc April 2007 _DSC0234_2.jpg
Yellow-Bellied Marmot near AMI Trail P1050113.jpg
Yellow-Bellied Marmot near AMI Trail P1050113.jpg
Arrowleaf balsamroot DSCN1405.jpg
Arrowleaf balsamroot DSCN1405.jpg
Pocatello'scher Geburtstagstanz P8110171
Pocatello'scher Geburtstagstanz P8110171
MLK and 8th IMG_1264.jpg
MLK and 8th IMG_1264.jpg
Janet Sung Thom Ritter George and Idaho State Civic Symphony IMG_1038.jpg
Janet Sung Thom Ritter George and Idaho State Civic Symphony IMG_1038.jpg
music man _DSC0284.jpg
music man _DSC0284.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6656.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6656.jpg
Zauberkätzchen smallfile _DSC0103.jpg
Zauberkätzchen smallfile _DSC0103.jpg
ISU College of Pharmacy in the fall _DSC4575.jpg
ISU College of Pharmacy in the fall _DSC4575.jpg
View from Alvin Ricken Road P1010726.jpg
View from Alvin Ricken Road P1010726.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Graduates May 2007 _DSC0384.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Graduates May 2007 _DSC0384.jpg
blooming aspen DSCN0546.jpg
blooming aspen DSCN0546.jpg
Ruth Moorhead _DSC0651.jpg
Ruth Moorhead _DSC0651.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0665.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0665.jpg
Pocatello Sunset _DSC7504.jpg
Pocatello Sunset _DSC7504.jpg
Wayne _DSC0367.jpg
Wayne _DSC0367.jpg
ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center from Red Hill P1040870.jpg
ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center from Red Hill P1040870.jpg
Baby cockatiels at play _DSC6838.jpg
Baby cockatiels at play _DSC6838.jpg
Sara Jo Mustang _DSC0627.jpg
Sara Jo Mustang _DSC0627.jpg
Thundercloud Plum Blooms ISU Admin Bldg DSCN0845.jpg
Thundercloud Plum Blooms ISU Admin Bldg DSCN0845.jpg
The Swains _DSC2704.jpg
The Swains _DSC2704.jpg
Soup and Sandwich at Tom's Bouillon Soup DSC_0078.jpg
Soup and Sandwich at Tom's Bouillon Soup DSC_0078.jpg
Pocatello Myco P1030153.jpg
Pocatello Myco P1030153.jpg
Whitman Hotel Building P1030398.jpg
Whitman Hotel Building P1030398.jpg
rodeo 2007 _DSC0191.jpg
rodeo 2007 _DSC0191.jpg
is this a white sticky geranium Crestline Trail Scout Mtn DSCN6617.JPG
is this a white sticky geranium Crestline Trail Scout Mtn DSCN6617.JPG
una danza latina - International Night _DSC8037.jpg
una danza latina - International Night _DSC8037.jpg
Mo at home in polo shirt from sister with Wolfi dem Wolfspitz DSCF0594.jpg
Mo at home in polo shirt from sister with Wolfi dem Wolfspitz DSCF0594.jpg
College Market IMG_1653
College Market IMG_1653
Rosewood Reception Center with Lon Hamlin's Stained Glass Big R _DSC0607
Rosewood Reception Center with Lon Hamlin's Stained Glass Big R _DSC0607
Red Hill Magic P9020011
Red Hill Magic P9020011
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Highland High School Cheerleaders _DSC8453.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Highland High School Cheerleaders _DSC8453.jpg
prairie star DSCF0027.jpg
prairie star DSCF0027.jpg
Bread Samples at Great Harvest Bread on Main Street DSCN5540.jpg
Bread Samples at Great Harvest Bread on Main Street DSCN5540.jpg
People buying fireworks july 4 2009 P7040112.JPG
People buying fireworks july 4 2009 P7040112.JPG
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