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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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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
Coyote at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1033.jpg
Coyote at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1033.jpg
MLK Day March 2007 _DSC0138.JPG
MLK Day March 2007 _DSC0138.JPG
Late Summer Scene at Home P1020216.jpg
Late Summer Scene at Home P1020216.jpg
Taiko drum Drummers at ISU Cherry Blossom Festival _DSC0174.jpg
Taiko drum Drummers at ISU Cherry Blossom Festival _DSC0174.jpg
Pocatello Woods with Snow in Moonlight _DSC0456_2
Pocatello Woods with Snow in Moonlight _DSC0456_2
wild rose with rose hips and sage brush P1060336.jpg
wild rose with rose hips and sage brush P1060336.jpg
aspen.jpg
aspen.jpg
Lon's Cat DSCF0027.JPG
Lon's Cat DSCF0027.JPG
ISU choir soloists and instrumentalists ready to perform at baroque Festival PB080031.jpg
ISU choir soloists and instrumentalists ready to perform at baroque Festival PB080031.jpg
Chinese New Year at ISU 2010 _DSC6861.jpg
Chinese New Year at ISU 2010 _DSC6861.jpg
red squirrel smallfile _DSC0201.jpg
red squirrel smallfile _DSC0201.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0442.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0442.jpg
Harvest Time at Chinese Peak IMG_1865.jpg
Harvest Time at Chinese Peak IMG_1865.jpg
Some ISU Craft Shop Ceramics People DSCN5750.JPG
Some ISU Craft Shop Ceramics People DSCN5750.JPG
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DSC_72.jpg
City Creek Trail Sign Autumn Scene _DSC1813.jpg
City Creek Trail Sign Autumn Scene _DSC1813.jpg
ISU International Night flag bearer 2011 _DSC1707.jpg
ISU International Night flag bearer 2011 _DSC1707.jpg
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Larkspur _DSC6834.jpg
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Larkspur _DSC6834.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 _DSC1742.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 _DSC1742.jpg
Mule Deer, Arbon Valley DSCN0208.jpg
Mule Deer, Arbon Valley DSCN0208.jpg
display of my photos at art walk _DSC3773.jpg
display of my photos at art walk _DSC3773.jpg
Theater ISU Historic Performance of Man of La Mancha DSC_79.jpg
Theater ISU Historic Performance of Man of La Mancha DSC_79.jpg
Man of la Mancha Musicians Photoshoot with Susan Duncan DSC_0182.jpg
Man of la Mancha Musicians Photoshoot with Susan Duncan DSC_0182.jpg
Thundercloud plum flowers ISU Admin Bldg _DSC0012.jpg
Thundercloud plum flowers ISU Admin Bldg _DSC0012.jpg
Mid March Tree and Sky _DSC0657.jpg
Mid March Tree and Sky _DSC0657.jpg
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, Pocatello, Idaho
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, Pocatello, Idaho
ISU Dance _DSC9554.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9554.jpg
Camelback Mountain Pocatello in Autumn.jpg
Camelback Mountain Pocatello in Autumn.jpg
College Market Today DSCF0014.jpg
College Market Today DSCF0014.jpg
Apricot Tree Blooms DSCN0842.jpg
Apricot Tree Blooms DSCN0842.jpg
The King's Singers at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4686.JPG
The King's Singers at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4686.JPG
Arrival of the Kearns at Kim and Habibs Wedding Reception _DSC0653.jpg
Arrival of the Kearns at Kim and Habibs Wedding Reception _DSC0653.jpg
West Buckskin Road by the Office near Beehive Road Picture 284.jpg
West Buckskin Road by the Office near Beehive Road Picture 284.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9038.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9038.jpg
Return of the Snow to ISU IMG_0877.jpg
Return of the Snow to ISU IMG_0877.jpg
food at a night in mexico at isu P2230009.jpg
food at a night in mexico at isu P2230009.jpg
Finch smallfile PC310047.jpg
Finch smallfile PC310047.jpg
Beads at Free Spirit Design smallfile IMG_0340.jpg
Beads at Free Spirit Design smallfile IMG_0340.jpg
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4759.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4759.JPG
prairie star, a Pocatello mountain wildflower DSCF0111.JPG
prairie star, a Pocatello mountain wildflower DSCF0111.JPG
Our Seasonal Creek 2006 _DSC0001.JPG
Our Seasonal Creek 2006 _DSC0001.JPG
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