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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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Change of Seasons at Gibson Jack P9160030.jpg
Change of Seasons at Gibson Jack P9160030.jpg
The King's Singers at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4648.JPG
The King's Singers at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4648.JPG
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Paul Frantz PI53901.jpg
Scout Mountain DSC_2983.jpg
Scout Mountain DSC_2983.jpg
Chef Tom Cashin of Bouillon Soup and his wife at work _DSC0107.jpg
Chef Tom Cashin of Bouillon Soup and his wife at work _DSC0107.jpg
Springtime along West Buckskin Road to Inkom _DSC3775.jpg
Springtime along West Buckskin Road to Inkom _DSC3775.jpg
ISU Interim President Gallagher explaining salary issues 031.jpg
ISU Interim President Gallagher explaining salary issues 031.jpg
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red hill _DSC0953.jpg
Maximos de los Gatos DSCF0176.jpg
Maximos de los Gatos DSCF0176.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9196.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9196.jpg
Utah Symphony with old lens _DSC0591.jpg
Utah Symphony with old lens _DSC0591.jpg
VMG art opening at Main Street Coffee and News _DSC0195.jpg
VMG art opening at Main Street Coffee and News _DSC0195.jpg
ISU Engineering Graduate Krystal Firebaugh May 2007 _DSC0431.jpg
ISU Engineering Graduate Krystal Firebaugh May 2007 _DSC0431.jpg
Will Mark and Poetic Trumpeter _DSC0241.jpg
Will Mark and Poetic Trumpeter _DSC0241.jpg
Hootowl Road Red Rock _DSC0716.jpg
Hootowl Road Red Rock _DSC0716.jpg
Thai food beim Portneuf in Lava Hot Springs in der Naehe von Pocatello Idaho  DSCN3289.jpg
Thai food beim Portneuf in Lava Hot Springs in der Naehe von Pocatello Idaho DSCN3289.jpg
Early Spring Scene from Pocatello Creek Road Pocatello 114.JPG
Early Spring Scene from Pocatello Creek Road Pocatello 114.JPG
Indian Night hosts _DSC7270.jpg
Indian Night hosts _DSC7270.jpg
International Night Flag Bearer _DSC1671.jpg
International Night Flag Bearer _DSC1671.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6565.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6565.jpg
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dwarf zinnia from fred meyer P1050526.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6508.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6508.jpg
Food at ISU Indian Night Oct 2005 DSCF0862.jpg
Food at ISU Indian Night Oct 2005 DSCF0862.jpg
Pocatello's First Indian Lunch Spot smallfile IMG_1731.jpg
Pocatello's First Indian Lunch Spot smallfile IMG_1731.jpg
Cameroon Dance at Africa Night 2013 at ISU 047.jpg
Cameroon Dance at Africa Night 2013 at ISU 047.jpg
A Campus Interview DSC_2746.JPG
A Campus Interview DSC_2746.JPG
The Rift at Indian Rocks _DSC7263.jpg
The Rift at Indian Rocks _DSC7263.jpg
Red Hill, Pocatello, Idaho
Red Hill, Pocatello, Idaho
Bill O'Brien, ISU's Guitar Instructor _DSC0504.jpg
Bill O'Brien, ISU's Guitar Instructor _DSC0504.jpg
ISU Centennial Cross Country Course smallfile IMG_1472.jpg
ISU Centennial Cross Country Course smallfile IMG_1472.jpg
Save City Creek City Council Meeting testimonial DSCF0160.JPG
Save City Creek City Council Meeting testimonial DSCF0160.JPG
Our Home Under Construction Despite  Snow 0001.jpg
Our Home Under Construction Despite Snow 0001.jpg
City Creek P1020672.jpg
City Creek P1020672.jpg
Leonard Hitchcock _SC0623.JPG
Leonard Hitchcock _SC0623.JPG
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DSCN1541.jpg
beaver pond made from west fork rapid creek P4230122.jpg
beaver pond made from west fork rapid creek P4230122.jpg
Memorial Park IMG_3164.jpg
Memorial Park IMG_3164.jpg
Trimmers Flowers 2007 P1010293.JPG
Trimmers Flowers 2007 P1010293.JPG
Graveley Hall Idaho State University smallfile DSCF0047.JPG
Graveley Hall Idaho State University smallfile DSCF0047.JPG
Gulab Jamun, Cut to show texture, at Cuisine of the Himalayas restaurant P1040025.jpg
Gulab Jamun, Cut to show texture, at Cuisine of the Himalayas restaurant P1040025.jpg
Purple flower grows on a vine in the shade smallfile DSCN3106.jpg
Purple flower grows on a vine in the shade smallfile DSCN3106.jpg
DSCF0093 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0093 Flag Carrier.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Students presenting their final project - Makho Johnathan and others _DSC0394.JPG
ISU College of Engineering Students presenting their final project - Makho Johnathan and others _DSC0394.JPG
Autumn 2008 _DSC9629.jpg
Autumn 2008 _DSC9629.jpg
Chinese New Year at ISU 2010 _DSC6808.jpg
Chinese New Year at ISU 2010 _DSC6808.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Fox Squirrel P2190066.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Fox Squirrel P2190066.jpg
janene willer (center, of course) at her retirement party _DSC1221.jpg
janene willer (center, of course) at her retirement party _DSC1221.jpg
ISU Football smallfile DSCF0006.JPG
ISU Football smallfile DSCF0006.JPG
Dr Karl Holte DSCN1915.jpg
Dr Karl Holte DSCN1915.jpg
DSCF0132 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0132 Flag Carrier.jpg
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