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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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Cherry Springs Nature Area near Scout Mountain DSC_3862.jpg
Cherry Springs Nature Area near Scout Mountain DSC_3862.jpg
Who am I _DSC6973.jpg
Who am I _DSC6973.jpg
bigleaf balsamroot DSCF0007.jpg
bigleaf balsamroot DSCF0007.jpg
Horses at Dusk on American Road _DSC4945.jpg
Horses at Dusk on American Road _DSC4945.jpg
East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mountain P1010447.jpg
East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mountain P1010447.jpg
wild goslings at Pocatello Zoo, not captive DSCF0046.jpg
wild goslings at Pocatello Zoo, not captive DSCF0046.jpg
Snow Scene at Home IMG_0809.jpg
Snow Scene at Home IMG_0809.jpg
Food at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0703.jpg
Food at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0703.jpg
French Rice Pudding that I made in February 2013 002.jpg
French Rice Pudding that I made in February 2013 002.jpg
Yoga Mat Art at Mind Your Body Studio - Pocatello First Friday Art Walk _DSC3775.jpg
Yoga Mat Art at Mind Your Body Studio - Pocatello First Friday Art Walk _DSC3775.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_138.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_138.jpg
identify me I am on City Creek Trail DSCF0042.JPG
identify me I am on City Creek Trail DSCF0042.JPG
The Dining Room - 2nd and Center - IMG_1323.jpg
The Dining Room - 2nd and Center - IMG_1323.jpg
Bill O'Brien _DSC0510.jpg
Bill O'Brien _DSC0510.jpg
Sir Francis Doose le canard de RouŽn mit dem Haus _DSC0075.jpg
Sir Francis Doose le canard de RouŽn mit dem Haus _DSC0075.jpg
Geoff Friedley as Organizer of ISU Baroque Festival at Performing Arts Center _DSC4739.JPG
Geoff Friedley as Organizer of ISU Baroque Festival at Performing Arts Center _DSC4739.JPG
Mountain view from our driveway DSC_0035.jpg
Mountain view from our driveway DSC_0035.jpg
fireworks July 4 2004 Pocatello Idaho D70 DSC_0036.jpg
fireworks July 4 2004 Pocatello Idaho D70 DSC_0036.jpg
storm clouds over Pocatello _DSC2675.JPG
storm clouds over Pocatello _DSC2675.JPG
ISU butterfly DSC_0065.jpg
ISU butterfly DSC_0065.jpg
Were these butterweed DSCN1643.jpg
Were these butterweed DSCN1643.jpg
Utah Symphony _DSC0593.jpg
Utah Symphony _DSC0593.jpg
ISU campus squirrel P1010209.JPG
ISU campus squirrel P1010209.JPG
Trimmers' flower _DSC1973.jpg
Trimmers' flower _DSC1973.jpg
Pocatello Twilight looking towards the American Falls Reservoir IMG_2342.jpg
Pocatello Twilight looking towards the American Falls Reservoir IMG_2342.jpg
Spring Salad by ISU kitchen crew DSCN1132.jpg
Spring Salad by ISU kitchen crew DSCN1132.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 singer _DSC1727.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 singer _DSC1727.jpg
Howard Dean in Pocatello _DSC0650.jpg
Howard Dean in Pocatello _DSC0650.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6573.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6573.jpg
City Creek P1020698.jpg
City Creek P1020698.jpg
Home Cooking - Pasta from Napoli Pecorino Romano Organic Chicken Green Pepper P1010272.jpg
Home Cooking - Pasta from Napoli Pecorino Romano Organic Chicken Green Pepper P1010272.jpg
music man _DSC0280.jpg
music man _DSC0280.jpg
Pocatello Electric smallfile P1000713.jpg
Pocatello Electric smallfile P1000713.jpg
Squawbush on City Creek Trail DSCF0066.JPG
Squawbush on City Creek Trail DSCF0066.JPG
Boo DSC_0018.jpg
Boo DSC_0018.jpg
bunny cropped smallfile _DSC0534.jpg
bunny cropped smallfile _DSC0534.jpg
Putnam loves his car rides smallfile IMG_1772.jpg
Putnam loves his car rides smallfile IMG_1772.jpg
Fox Squirrel Lady, Idaho State University Campus, Pocatello
Fox Squirrel Lady, Idaho State University Campus, Pocatello
eclipse of the moon - beginning _DSC0653.jpg
eclipse of the moon - beginning _DSC0653.jpg
pregnant red squirrel girl _DSC0018.jpg
pregnant red squirrel girl _DSC0018.jpg
typical pocatello summer scene with sunflowers and mountain P1060323.jpg
typical pocatello summer scene with sunflowers and mountain P1060323.jpg
Pocatello sunflower DSCF5850.JPG
Pocatello sunflower DSCF5850.JPG
First Friday Art Walk at Mind Your Body Studio _DSC3779.jpg
First Friday Art Walk at Mind Your Body Studio _DSC3779.jpg
ISU Administration Building Tulip DSCN5825.JPG
ISU Administration Building Tulip DSCN5825.JPG
bigleaf balsamroot DSCN1529.jpg
bigleaf balsamroot DSCN1529.jpg
Red Hill Sunflowers P8040138.jpg
Red Hill Sunflowers P8040138.jpg
Tierchen vom Pocatelloschen Tiergarten.jpg
Tierchen vom Pocatelloschen Tiergarten.jpg
Springtime in Our Neighborhood P1020532.jpg
Springtime in Our Neighborhood P1020532.jpg
longleaved phlox DSCN1634.jpg
longleaved phlox DSCN1634.jpg
Judo at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0289.jpg
Judo at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0289.jpg
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