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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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Red Squirrel at 8121 _DSC5928.jpg
Frazier Hall in Autumn smallfile IMG_1496.jpg
Frazier Hall in Autumn smallfile IMG_1496.jpg
Hühner-Karotten-Zwiebelnsuppe Friedrich Meyeros _DSC0398.jpg
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
Africana at College Market - craft sales to help education in Africa _DSC6236.jpg
Africana at College Market - craft sales to help education in Africa _DSC6236.jpg
Wintry Scene at the Office DSCF0041.jpg
Wintry Scene at the Office DSCF0041.jpg
skiouros -- squirrel -- sciurus
skiouros -- squirrel -- sciurus
coyote at pocatello zoo small _DSC1753.jpg
coyote at pocatello zoo small _DSC1753.jpg
Camelback Mountain in January
Camelback Mountain in January
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antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0641.jpg
Carol Mahar and Granddaughter Megan Mahar DSCF0009.jpg
Carol Mahar and Granddaughter Megan Mahar DSCF0009.jpg
City Creek P1020695.jpg
City Creek P1020695.jpg
Mark Neiwirth in concert with Jeanne Sherman _DSC8433.jpg
Mark Neiwirth in concert with Jeanne Sherman _DSC8433.jpg
Steer's Head Buckskin Area, a fairly rare wild flower DSCN1597.jpg
Steer's Head Buckskin Area, a fairly rare wild flower DSCN1597.jpg
freight trains PA050515.jpg
freight trains PA050515.jpg
Schöner Roß _DSC6443.jpg
Schöner Roß _DSC6443.jpg
Liberal Arts Bldg., Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Liberal Arts Bldg., Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Pregnant College of Engineering Squirrel PA110021.jpg
Pregnant College of Engineering Squirrel PA110021.jpg
Fashion Show at ISU Indian Night Oct 2005 DSCF0906.jpg
Fashion Show at ISU Indian Night Oct 2005 DSCF0906.jpg
Red Barn at Gibson Jack, before the end of last millenneum, now demolished
Red Barn at Gibson Jack, before the end of last millenneum, now demolished
Charlie the Grizzly Bear, Pocatello Zoo, Pocatello, Idaho
Charlie the Grizzly Bear, Pocatello Zoo, Pocatello, Idaho
Spanish 18th century door knocker Owens residence Old Town Pocatello IMG_1598.JPG
Spanish 18th century door knocker Owens residence Old Town Pocatello IMG_1598.JPG
frosty October scene at home _DSC0078.jpg
frosty October scene at home _DSC0078.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_116.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_116.jpg
View From Home Spring 2013
View From Home Spring 2013
Mark Neiwirth with Civic Symphony smallfile IMG_1338.jpg
Mark Neiwirth with Civic Symphony smallfile IMG_1338.jpg
Autumn Scene at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0868.JPG
Autumn Scene at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0868.JPG
forgot what these were DSCN1940.jpg
forgot what these were DSCN1940.jpg
Putnam _DSF0097.jpg
Putnam _DSF0097.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset _DSC2859.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset _DSC2859.jpg
donkey cart _DSC0733.jpg
donkey cart _DSC0733.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0673.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0673.jpg
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VMG05 0009.jpg
Standing Ovation for The King's Singers at ISU Performing Arts Center, Pocatello, Idaho _DSC4667.JPG
Standing Ovation for The King's Singers at ISU Performing Arts Center, Pocatello, Idaho _DSC4667.JPG
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
Paul Frantz PI53901.jpg
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
red hill _DSC0953.jpg
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
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