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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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Another Time Bild Nummer 299 smallfile.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Highland High School Cheerleaders _DSC8447.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Highland High School Cheerleaders _DSC8447.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset IMG_1390.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset IMG_1390.jpg
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rodeo 2007 _DSC0178.jpg
Purple Mtn Majesty - autumn at sundown DSCN5341.jpg
Purple Mtn Majesty - autumn at sundown DSCN5341.jpg
City Creek P1010331.jpg
City Creek P1010331.jpg
Chubbuck Sunset from Home Depot Parking Lot DSC_6095.JPG
Chubbuck Sunset from Home Depot Parking Lot DSC_6095.JPG
red squirrel DSC_6071.JPG
red squirrel DSC_6071.JPG
Home snow scene framed IMG_0700.jpg
Home snow scene framed IMG_0700.jpg
Goat McKees Nativity Scene Christmas 2007 P1010957.jpg
Goat McKees Nativity Scene Christmas 2007 P1010957.jpg
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DSC_0164.jpg
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4764.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4764.JPG
Home-Baked Wild Salmon with Rosemary DSC_3066.jpg
Home-Baked Wild Salmon with Rosemary DSC_3066.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6673.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6673.jpg
Trimmers flower _DSC0014.jpg
Trimmers flower _DSC0014.jpg
la danza mexicana en estilo de mi universidad P2230093.jpg
la danza mexicana en estilo de mi universidad P2230093.jpg
Der im Zoo sitzender Schwann DSCF0593
Der im Zoo sitzender Schwann DSCF0593
international night flag bearer _DSC1687.jpg
international night flag bearer _DSC1687.jpg
Buckskin Moonrise from Red Hill smallfile PB240142.jpg
Buckskin Moonrise from Red Hill smallfile PB240142.jpg
Dr. Alba Perez Gracia's in-laws smallfile DSCF0058.JPG
Dr. Alba Perez Gracia's in-laws smallfile DSCF0058.JPG
Richie Sheng performs at Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 _DSC8562.jpg
Richie Sheng performs at Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 _DSC8562.jpg
College of Engineering Picnic -- Do You Speak Bengali ? DSCF0037.JPG
College of Engineering Picnic -- Do You Speak Bengali ? DSCF0037.JPG
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fox squirrel smallfile _DSC0346.jpg
Isona and Alba _DSC2738.jpg
Isona and Alba _DSC2738.jpg
music man _DSC0225.jpg
music man _DSC0225.jpg
sunflowers DSCF5859.jpg
sunflowers DSCF5859.jpg
Stephens Center for the Performing Arts, ISU, DSC_0058
Stephens Center for the Performing Arts, ISU, DSC_0058
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DSC_118.jpg
Cell Phone picture of Springtime in Pocatello - big blue sky IMG_0189.jpg
Cell Phone picture of Springtime in Pocatello - big blue sky IMG_0189.jpg
ISU Football DSCF0035.JPG
ISU Football DSCF0035.JPG
Trimmers flower _DSC0016.jpg
Trimmers flower _DSC0016.jpg
Arctic Circle Taco Salad P1020306.jpg
Arctic Circle Taco Salad P1020306.jpg
Hawk at bird feeder post PC140160.jpg
Hawk at bird feeder post PC140160.jpg
Late Summer Scene at Home P1020215.jpg
Late Summer Scene at Home P1020215.jpg
bison at Pocatello Zoo
bison at Pocatello Zoo
Dawn Wells and Bill Loving at VMG Filmfest opening cropped 071.jpg
Dawn Wells and Bill Loving at VMG Filmfest opening cropped 071.jpg
campus rose DSCN5317.jpg
campus rose DSCN5317.jpg
City Creek P1020696.jpg
City Creek P1020696.jpg
Das Lyrische Trio von Pocatello - Le Trio Lyrique de Pocatello - El Trio Lirico de Pocatello - smallfile _DSC0019.jpg
Das Lyrische Trio von Pocatello - Le Trio Lyrique de Pocatello - El Trio Lirico de Pocatello - smallfile _DSC0019.jpg
dry grass rosehips and sagebrush DSCF5229.jpg
dry grass rosehips and sagebrush DSCF5229.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7936.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7936.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0601.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0601.jpg
Desmond Hugh DSCF0201.jpg
Desmond Hugh DSCF0201.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7187.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7187.jpg
Computer Science students Dave Corona, Tumenbayar Tumurchudur and Prof Ken Bosworth DSC_0020.jpg
Computer Science students Dave Corona, Tumenbayar Tumurchudur and Prof Ken Bosworth DSC_0020.jpg
View from Pocatello Creek Road smallfile _DSC0115.jpg
View from Pocatello Creek Road smallfile _DSC0115.jpg
karate exhibit ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0196.jpg
karate exhibit ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0196.jpg
ISU Graduation May 2007 Balloon Release _DSC0585.jpg
ISU Graduation May 2007 Balloon Release _DSC0585.jpg
Pocatello High School
Pocatello High School
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subbaram and alba DSCF0040.jpg
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