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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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Diana Livingston-Friedley and Kori Bond smallfile _DSC0047.jpg
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Jack Lemley _DSC0338.jpg
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Wild Roses July 5 2011 smallfile P1050970.jpg
Lawrence Sudweeks of Pocatello's Piano Gallery repairing our piano _DSC0112
Lawrence Sudweeks of Pocatello's Piano Gallery repairing our piano _DSC0112
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Paintbrush near Camelback Mtn D70 DSC_0027.jpg
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East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mountain P1010496.jpg
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cherry springs smallfile _DSC2988.jpg
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Extreme Makeover Home Edition P1020087.jpg
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ISU Music Dept Saint of Bleecker Street _DSC3432.jpg
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Jack Lemley _DSC0337.jpg
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Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 437.jpg
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Coonie _DSC0432.jpg
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scrub jays _DSC2386.jpg
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Larkspur P6080044.jpg
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ISU fox squirrel DSCF5236.jpg
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Cherry Springs smallfile _DSC2987.jpg
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Taiko drummers ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0182.jpg
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Change of Seasons in the Mountains DSC_0059.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7940.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7940.jpg
Metropolitan Opera auditions at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Pocatello _DSC2112.jpg
Metropolitan Opera auditions at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Pocatello _DSC2112.jpg
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ISU sign P1000160.jpg
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VIew from Home towards American Falls Reservoir in the Early Spring P1040929.jpg
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plant may be succulent with raindrops P4230146.jpg
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Fall Foliage on City Creek Trail in Pocatello _DSC1895.jpg
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Trimmers' flower with bee _DSC1970.jpg
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What are these on McNabb Road Inkom _DSC5478.jpg
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Very Late Purple Flowers PA260032.jpg
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freight trains _DSC9515.jpg
African Dance DSCF0286.jpg
African Dance DSCF0286.jpg
ISU VMG Meeting at the Grecian Key DSCF0061.jpg
ISU VMG Meeting at the Grecian Key DSCF0061.jpg
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Pasta aus Neapolis mit Römerkäse und Crabcakes _DSC4859.jpg
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food lines at isu international night 2008 _DSC0699.jpg
 Coonie _DSC0491.JPG
Coonie _DSC0491.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4743.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4743.JPG
ISU Music Dept Candide _DSC3466.jpg
ISU Music Dept Candide _DSC3466.jpg
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Engineering Picnic Alba Left Mary Right Somebody Else Middle DSCF0014.JPG
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Hootowl Road near Inkom P3060033.jpg
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ISU Dance _DSC9579.jpg
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Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6670.jpg
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Rachel Dowling Finishing Marathon smallfile _DSC0500.jpg
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Fujifilm S3 has great dynamic range DSCF0012.JPG
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ISU Massage Therapy Program - College of Technology _DSC0011.JPG
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Munro's Globe-Mallow P7060036.jpg
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Red Squirrel at 8121 _DSC5928.jpg
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Frazier Hall in Autumn smallfile IMG_1496.jpg
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Hühner-Karotten-Zwiebelnsuppe Friedrich Meyeros _DSC0398.jpg
ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center IMG_1922.jpg
ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center IMG_1922.jpg
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Lunch at Toms Bouillon Soup smallfile DSCF0015.JPG
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Africana at College Market - craft sales to help education in Africa _DSC6236.jpg
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Wintry Scene at the Office DSCF0041.jpg
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