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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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Moosie October 2007 smallfile DSCF0797.jpg
Moosie October 2007 smallfile DSCF0797.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset _DSC8951.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset _DSC8951.jpg
Upland Larkspur - East Mink Trail P1030807.jpg
Upland Larkspur - East Mink Trail P1030807.jpg
dwarf zinnia from fred meyer P1050526.jpg
dwarf zinnia from fred meyer P1050526.jpg
Historic Theater ISU Performance DSC_71.jpg
Historic Theater ISU Performance DSC_71.jpg
West Fork Mink Creek Trail with Fireweed Olympus C-750 bild 037.jpg
West Fork Mink Creek Trail with Fireweed Olympus C-750 bild 037.jpg
iac smallfile DSC_6408.JPG
iac smallfile DSC_6408.JPG
ISU Flower with Snow DSCF0186.jpg
ISU Flower with Snow DSCF0186.jpg
Diana Livingston-Friedley and Mark Neiwirth in Concert smallfile _DSC1730.jpg
Diana Livingston-Friedley and Mark Neiwirth in Concert smallfile _DSC1730.jpg
Historic Staging of Man of La Mancha at ISU DSC_80.jpg
Historic Staging of Man of La Mancha at ISU DSC_80.jpg
Eine Fledermaus DSC_0006.jpg
Eine Fledermaus DSC_0006.jpg
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DSC_0152.jpg
clown DSCF0028.JPG
clown DSCF0028.JPG
Springtime at Inman Creek Inkom _DSC3753.jpg
Springtime at Inman Creek Inkom _DSC3753.jpg
il parco rosso -- no it's not, it's Ross Park, Pocatello, Idaho, home of Pocatello Zoo
il parco rosso -- no it's not, it's Ross Park, Pocatello, Idaho, home of Pocatello Zoo
Spring at Idaho State University DSCN6164.JPG
Spring at Idaho State University DSCN6164.JPG
Camerata Singers _DSC2754.jpg
Camerata Singers _DSC2754.jpg
Old Town Pocatello IMG_1783.JPG
Old Town Pocatello IMG_1783.JPG
ISU Music Dept Mother of Us All _DSC3451.jpg
ISU Music Dept Mother of Us All _DSC3451.jpg
Jamaalrückenberg DSCF0004.JPG
Jamaalrückenberg DSCF0004.JPG
Pink Microsteris original scale cropped P4230150.jpg
Pink Microsteris original scale cropped P4230150.jpg
Het Concertgebouw Pocatello - Stephens Center for the Performing Arts at Idaho State University Pocatello DSC_5058.JPG
Het Concertgebouw Pocatello - Stephens Center for the Performing Arts at Idaho State University Pocatello DSC_5058.JPG
Trimmers flowers P1050449.jpg
Trimmers flowers P1050449.jpg
Autumn at ISU DSC_6856.jpg
Autumn at ISU DSC_6856.jpg
Golden Dragon Acrobats _DSC0346.jpg
Golden Dragon Acrobats _DSC0346.jpg
Red Hill columns at ISU P1040888.jpg
Red Hill columns at ISU P1040888.jpg
Biker on Bench Trail next to City creek P1030052.jpg
Biker on Bench Trail next to City creek P1030052.jpg
Spring Snow Scene DSCN6059.JPG
Spring Snow Scene DSCN6059.JPG
College Market Interior Bild 032.jpg
College Market Interior Bild 032.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7203.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7203.jpg
rodeo 2007 _DSC0273.jpg
rodeo 2007 _DSC0273.jpg
Mike Ramshaw Hidayatollah Ahsan Steve Miller and Moses Okeyo at senior project presentation DSCF0010.JPG
Mike Ramshaw Hidayatollah Ahsan Steve Miller and Moses Okeyo at senior project presentation DSCF0010.JPG
Springtime in Our Neighborhood P1020532.jpg
Springtime in Our Neighborhood P1020532.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_104.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_104.jpg
ISU Fox Squirrel _DSC0609.JPG
ISU Fox Squirrel _DSC0609.JPG
Port Neuf Gap from Black Rock Canyon Trail DSCN0569.jpg
Port Neuf Gap from Black Rock Canyon Trail DSCN0569.jpg
ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center from Silverwood Circle _DSC0518.jpg
ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center from Silverwood Circle _DSC0518.jpg
Slide Presentation of the Opulence of Saint Petersburg at ISU's Russian White Night 2007 _DSC0095.JPG
Slide Presentation of the Opulence of Saint Petersburg at ISU's Russian White Night 2007 _DSC0095.JPG
Fetter Dienstag in Pocatello: Cooking on Fat Tuesday in the Student Union DSC_2995.jpg
Fetter Dienstag in Pocatello: Cooking on Fat Tuesday in the Student Union DSC_2995.jpg
Winter Night at College Market IMG_1102.JPG
Winter Night at College Market IMG_1102.JPG
breakfast with neighbors tomato.jpg
breakfast with neighbors tomato.jpg
City Creek Trail Sign Autumn Scene _DSC1813.jpg
City Creek Trail Sign Autumn Scene _DSC1813.jpg
Springtime at Graveley Hall ISU _DSC0339.JPG
Springtime at Graveley Hall ISU _DSC0339.JPG
Wild Roses July 5 2011 smallfile P1050970.jpg
Wild Roses July 5 2011 smallfile P1050970.jpg
Springtime on the ISU Campus smallfile _DSC0021.jpg
Springtime on the ISU Campus smallfile _DSC0021.jpg
music man _DSC0288.jpg
music man _DSC0288.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6581.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6581.jpg
Upland Larkspur at Gibson Jack P1020616.jpg
Upland Larkspur at Gibson Jack P1020616.jpg
ISU International Night Hosts and Flag Bearer _DSC1716.jpg
ISU International Night Hosts and Flag Bearer _DSC1716.jpg
food line at Indian Night at ISU _DSC7234.jpg
food line at Indian Night at ISU _DSC7234.jpg
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