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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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Judo at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0289.jpg
Judo at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0289.jpg
Food at Indian Night with Prof Alok Bhushan _DSC7212.jpg
Food at Indian Night with Prof Alok Bhushan _DSC7212.jpg
Flower for sale at Fred Meyer Spring 2011 P1050312.jpg
Flower for sale at Fred Meyer Spring 2011 P1050312.jpg
Fire Truck - Bannock County Museum P1020190.jpg
Fire Truck - Bannock County Museum P1020190.jpg
Elizabeth O_brien as Lucy in ThreePennyOpera at ISU _DSC7741.jpg
Elizabeth O_brien as Lucy in ThreePennyOpera at ISU _DSC7741.jpg
Mark Neiwirth in Concert at the ISU Stephens Performing Arts Centers - Jensen Hall _DSC0564.jpg
Mark Neiwirth in Concert at the ISU Stephens Performing Arts Centers - Jensen Hall _DSC0564.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6548.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6548.jpg
Pup _DSC1768.jpg
Pup _DSC1768.jpg
Scout Mountain from Red Hill _DSC4468.jpg
Scout Mountain from Red Hill _DSC4468.jpg
Liz Cartwright DSCF0109.JPG
Liz Cartwright DSCF0109.JPG
The Dining Room _DSC9289.jpg
The Dining Room _DSC9289.jpg
our driveway - spring scene P4180109.jpg
our driveway - spring scene P4180109.jpg
Guyer and Neiwirth _DSC3676.JPG
Guyer and Neiwirth _DSC3676.JPG
Pocatello Retro - Winger's DSC_0084
Pocatello Retro - Winger's DSC_0084
fat foxer DSCN0371.jpg
fat foxer DSCN0371.jpg
identify me please IMG_0287.jpg
identify me please IMG_0287.jpg
Engineering Picnic DSCF0020.JPG
Engineering Picnic DSCF0020.JPG
Autumn at ISU -- Liberal Arts Building DSCF0488.jpg
Autumn at ISU -- Liberal Arts Building DSCF0488.jpg
rodeo 2007 _DSC0414.JPG
rodeo 2007 _DSC0414.JPG
karate exhibit ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0208.jpg
karate exhibit ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0208.jpg
ISU butterfly on dandelion near R5 parking lot DSCN6091.JPG
ISU butterfly on dandelion near R5 parking lot DSCN6091.JPG
A Runner on AMI Trail P1050120.jpg
A Runner on AMI Trail P1050120.jpg
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4757.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4757.JPG
food at Japanese Clubs Cherry Blossom Festival _DSC0090.jpg
food at Japanese Clubs Cherry Blossom Festival _DSC0090.jpg
neighbors tractor IMG_1647.jpg
neighbors tractor IMG_1647.jpg
Trimmers flowers P1050441.jpg
Trimmers flowers P1050441.jpg
Geoff Friedley singt aus dem sogenannten Italienischen Liederbuch _DSC1589.jpg
Geoff Friedley singt aus dem sogenannten Italienischen Liederbuch _DSC1589.jpg
Home during Holiday Season P1040224.jpg
Home during Holiday Season P1040224.jpg
Danyal right at his exhibit with Dad and Visitor DSCF0462.jpg
Danyal right at his exhibit with Dad and Visitor DSCF0462.jpg
wild turkey _DSC6919.jpg
wild turkey _DSC6919.jpg
Pocatello Sunset smallfile IMG_0334.jpg
Pocatello Sunset smallfile IMG_0334.jpg
pink flowers smallfile DSCN3156.jpg
pink flowers smallfile DSCN3156.jpg
Diana Livingston-Friedley and Kori Bond smallfile _DSC0047.jpg
Diana Livingston-Friedley and Kori Bond smallfile _DSC0047.jpg
Jack Lemley _DSC0338.jpg
Jack Lemley _DSC0338.jpg
Wild Roses July 5 2011 smallfile P1050970.jpg
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
Paintbrush near Camelback Mtn D70 DSC_0027.jpg
Paintbrush near Camelback Mtn D70 DSC_0027.jpg
East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mountain P1010496.jpg
East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mountain P1010496.jpg
cherry springs smallfile _DSC2988.jpg
cherry springs smallfile _DSC2988.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition P1020087.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition P1020087.jpg
ISU Music Dept Saint of Bleecker Street _DSC3432.jpg
ISU Music Dept Saint of Bleecker Street _DSC3432.jpg
Jack Lemley _DSC0337.jpg
Jack Lemley _DSC0337.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 437.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 437.jpg
Coonie _DSC0432.jpg
Coonie _DSC0432.jpg
scrub jays _DSC2386.jpg
scrub jays _DSC2386.jpg
Larkspur P6080044.jpg
Larkspur P6080044.jpg
ISU fox squirrel DSCF5236.jpg
ISU fox squirrel DSCF5236.jpg
Cherry Springs smallfile _DSC2987.jpg
Cherry Springs smallfile _DSC2987.jpg
Taiko drummers ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0182.jpg
Taiko drummers ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0182.jpg
Change of Seasons in the Mountains DSC_0059.jpg
Change of Seasons in the Mountains DSC_0059.jpg
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