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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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Linda Kearns _DSC9697.jpg
Linda Kearns _DSC9697.jpg
DSCF0081 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0081 Flag Carrier.jpg
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apple blossoms and chinese peak _DSC7544.jpg
Chubbuck Sunset from Home Depot Parking Lot DSC_6112.JPG
Chubbuck Sunset from Home Depot Parking Lot DSC_6112.JPG
ISU campus butterfly near PSUB DSC_0069.jpg
ISU campus butterfly near PSUB DSC_0069.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_67.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_67.jpg
DSCF0109 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0109 Flag Carrier.jpg
music man _DSC0229.jpg
music man _DSC0229.jpg
ISU Dance Faculty _DSC5963.jpg
ISU Dance Faculty _DSC5963.jpg
person serving food at Indian Night at ISU _DSC7238.jpg
person serving food at Indian Night at ISU _DSC7238.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6664.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6664.jpg
Mike and another familiar person _DSC0364.jpg
Mike and another familiar person _DSC0364.jpg
July 4 2009 fireworks Pocatello _DSC0234.JPG
July 4 2009 fireworks Pocatello _DSC0234.JPG
Group photo of 2011 engineering graduates with 1 person half hidden _DSC6562.jpg
Group photo of 2011 engineering graduates with 1 person half hidden _DSC6562.jpg
Trimmers flowers _DSC0043.jpg
Trimmers flowers _DSC0043.jpg
Kim with Some Family _DSC0608.jpg
Kim with Some Family _DSC0608.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9502.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9502.jpg
June Terry and Kim _DSC0618.jpg
June Terry and Kim _DSC0618.jpg
sunflower from behind with brush P1030985.jpg
sunflower from behind with brush P1030985.jpg
Ukrainian treats by Lena Contor _DSC3764.jpg
Ukrainian treats by Lena Contor _DSC3764.jpg
Sunflowers on Chinese Peak Trail P1000096.jpg
Sunflowers on Chinese Peak Trail P1000096.jpg
Italienisches Liederbuch _DSC1585.jpg
Italienisches Liederbuch _DSC1585.jpg
wild rose hips _DSC1108.jpg
wild rose hips _DSC1108.jpg
Swanson Gate ISU in Autumn smallfile IMG_1497.jpg
Swanson Gate ISU in Autumn smallfile IMG_1497.jpg
Old Town Pocatello from Red Hill _DSC2824.jpg
Old Town Pocatello from Red Hill _DSC2824.jpg
Pregnant ISU Lady Squirrel Gathering Grass PA060009.jpg
Pregnant ISU Lady Squirrel Gathering Grass PA060009.jpg
La Montagne de Bonneville _DSC2268.jpg
La Montagne de Bonneville _DSC2268.jpg
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DSC_37.jpg
Companion of Ruff Grouse's -- could it be a Steinhuhn? DSCF0702.jpg
Companion of Ruff Grouse's -- could it be a Steinhuhn? DSCF0702.jpg
A Choir from PR China _DSC6461.jpg
A Choir from PR China _DSC6461.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello June 14 2009 DSCF0017.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello June 14 2009 DSCF0017.jpg
music man _DSC0273.jpg
music man _DSC0273.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble spr 2008 _DSC0396.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble spr 2008 _DSC0396.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0440.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0440.jpg
College Market during Autumn Snowfall smallfile IMG_1521.jpg
College Market during Autumn Snowfall smallfile IMG_1521.jpg
Homemade Catfish with Thai flavors DSCN1006.jpg
Homemade Catfish with Thai flavors DSCN1006.jpg
bigleaf balsamroot from behind _DSC0473.JPG
bigleaf balsamroot from behind _DSC0473.JPG
Baby Isona P1010322.JPG
Baby Isona P1010322.JPG
Autumn in the Mountains 2008 _DSC9918.jpg
Autumn in the Mountains 2008 _DSC9918.jpg
Exhibit at Transition Gallery at ISU I did not make or arrange the objects DSCN5529.jpg
Exhibit at Transition Gallery at ISU I did not make or arrange the objects DSCN5529.jpg
New Lady Cockatiel P1040273.JPG
New Lady Cockatiel P1040273.JPG
Camerata Singers _DSC2752.jpg
Camerata Singers _DSC2752.jpg
Idaho State University Fox Squirrel Man DSCF0095.JPG
Idaho State University Fox Squirrel Man DSCF0095.JPG
Camelback Mountain DSCN0527.jpg
Camelback Mountain DSCN0527.jpg
Wilde Blumen smallfile IMG_2796.jpg
Wilde Blumen smallfile IMG_2796.jpg
appetizers at ISU Honors Program Banquet _DSC0389 smallfile.jpg
appetizers at ISU Honors Program Banquet _DSC0389 smallfile.jpg
Steer's Head -- Pocatello Mountain Wildflower P4270005.jpg
Steer's Head -- Pocatello Mountain Wildflower P4270005.jpg
Mary Anne Benner DSC_6633.JPG
Mary Anne Benner DSC_6633.JPG
First Serious Snowfall DSCF0092.jpg
First Serious Snowfall DSCF0092.jpg
Coyotes at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0720.JPG
Coyotes at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0720.JPG
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