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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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Idaho State University Eli Oboler Library smallfile IMG_2674.jpg
Idaho State University Eli Oboler Library smallfile IMG_2674.jpg
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Red Squirrel on an Aspen in Winter _DSC0558.jpg
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City Creek Trail _DSC1530.jpg
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dump Apr 16 2005 smallfile P1010081.JPG
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Our driveway smallfile DSC_3836.jpg
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Man of la Mancha Deathbed DSC_0163.jpg
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City Creek Trail Sign Autumn Scene _DSC1810.jpg
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Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6608.jpg
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Hikers on Gibson Jack Trail P1020587.jpg
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Pocatello Moose eating aspen tree _DSC8724.jpg
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Tsunami Moon DSC_2168.jpg
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Yellow Bells IMG_1118.jpg
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Continental Bistro DSC_2951.jpg
Trey Russell ISU Computer Science/Math (double major) Graduate _DSC6692.jpg
Trey Russell ISU Computer Science/Math (double major) Graduate _DSC6692.jpg
Chinese Peak IMG_1156.jpg
Chinese Peak IMG_1156.jpg
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la danza arabe de ISU _DSC8153.jpg
Probably wild hyacinth
Probably wild hyacinth
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Winter Returns to Pocatello P1010200.JPG
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Pocatello Sunset smallfile IMG_0337.jpg
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Sunset over the American Falls Reservoir_DSC0767.JPG
Bearers of French Flag at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0710.jpg
Bearers of French Flag at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0710.jpg
ISU on a Foggy Autumn Day _DSC0050.jpg
ISU on a Foggy Autumn Day _DSC0050.jpg
Bergszene mit Regenbogen IMG_0382.jpg
Bergszene mit Regenbogen IMG_0382.jpg
IEEE Programming Contest 2011 _DSC2017.jpg
IEEE Programming Contest 2011 _DSC2017.jpg
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antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0454.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9185.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9185.jpg
Mousie smallfile P1010006.jpg
Mousie smallfile P1010006.jpg
ISU Flower with Snow DSCF0186.jpg
ISU Flower with Snow DSCF0186.jpg
First Day of School at ISU Fall 2006 smallfile IMG_0119.jpg
First Day of School at ISU Fall 2006 smallfile IMG_0119.jpg
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Scout Mountain Nature Trail _DSC2497.jpg
Glass Work by Lon Hamlin DSCF0039.JPG
Glass Work by Lon Hamlin DSCF0039.JPG
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Southeast Idaho Mountains Aerial Shot P1040446.jpg
VMG art opening at Main Street Coffee and News _DSC0144.jpg
VMG art opening at Main Street Coffee and News _DSC0144.jpg
The Dining Room _DSC9288.jpg
The Dining Room _DSC9288.jpg
ISU Massage Therapy Program - College of Technology _DSC0054.JPG
ISU Massage Therapy Program - College of Technology _DSC0054.JPG
ISU International Night 2011 _DSC1729.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 _DSC1729.jpg
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Ruth Moorhead _DSC0626.jpg
campus rose DSCN5320.jpg
campus rose DSCN5320.jpg
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ISU Massage Therapy Program _DSC0069.jpg
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Glass Art of Lonalee Hamlin Jr DSC_3703.JPG
Moosie October 2007 smallfile DSCF0794.jpg
Moosie October 2007 smallfile DSCF0794.jpg
The Dining Room _DSC9296.jpg
The Dining Room _DSC9296.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6690.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6690.jpg
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clown smallfile _DSC0724.jpg
ISU Flower with Snow DSCF0188.jpg
ISU Flower with Snow DSCF0188.jpg
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international night 2011 _DSC1684.jpg
typical august scene with sunflowers P1030978.jpg
typical august scene with sunflowers P1030978.jpg
Trimmers flowers _DSC0033.jpg
Trimmers flowers _DSC0033.jpg
Lightning in Pocatello _DSC1436.jpg
Lightning in Pocatello _DSC1436.jpg
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4769.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4769.JPG
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