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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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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
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ISU Dance _DSC9554.jpg
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Camelback Mountain Pocatello in Autumn.jpg
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College Market Today DSCF0014.jpg
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Apricot Tree Blooms DSCN0842.jpg
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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
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food at a night in mexico at isu P2230009.jpg
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Finch smallfile PC310047.jpg
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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
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Our Seasonal Creek 2006 _DSC0001.JPG
Ken and Joann Trimmer's Daffodil DSCF0007.JPG
Ken and Joann Trimmer's Daffodil DSCF0007.JPG
Coyote at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1047.jpg
Coyote at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1047.jpg
ISU College of Business Building IMG_1170.jpg
ISU College of Business Building IMG_1170.jpg
Australian Choir at the International Choral Festival 57.jpg
Australian Choir at the International Choral Festival 57.jpg
Oil Painting Collage by Second Graders at Holy Spirit Catholic School Pocatello _DSC4564.jpg
Oil Painting Collage by Second Graders at Holy Spirit Catholic School Pocatello _DSC4564.jpg
ISU Admin Bldg butterfly DSCN5935.jpg
ISU Admin Bldg butterfly DSCN5935.jpg
A dog behind Colonial Hall P1050405.jpg
A dog behind Colonial Hall P1050405.jpg
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DSC_102.jpg
Max the Cat as a Kitten DSCF0072.JPG
Max the Cat as a Kitten DSCF0072.JPG
Wild Rose new and fresh P1030768.jpg
Wild Rose new and fresh P1030768.jpg
food at stuffles party DSCF0059.jpg
food at stuffles party DSCF0059.jpg
Pocatello Street Scene - MLK Blvd and ISU Eli Oboler Library P1040008.jpg
Pocatello Street Scene - MLK Blvd and ISU Eli Oboler Library P1040008.jpg
Trimmers Tulips P1050423.jpg
Trimmers Tulips P1050423.jpg
Sunflower on Chinese Peak Trail P1000139.jpg
Sunflower on Chinese Peak Trail P1000139.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Annie _DSC8520.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Annie _DSC8520.jpg
Eine Nacht in Mexico - isu P2230164.jpg
Eine Nacht in Mexico - isu P2230164.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6663.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6663.jpg
Fox Squirrel R7 Parking Lot ISU _DSC8469.jpg
Fox Squirrel R7 Parking Lot ISU _DSC8469.jpg
Tiffany House _DSC7977.jpg
Tiffany House _DSC7977.jpg
Scout Mountain _DSC0103.jpg
Scout Mountain _DSC0103.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6570.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6570.jpg
Sunflowers on Chinese Peak Trail P1000122.jpg
Sunflowers on Chinese Peak Trail P1000122.jpg
City Creek Trail _DSC1583.jpg
City Creek Trail _DSC1583.jpg
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music man _DSC0238.jpg
spring snow at home _DSC6896.jpg
spring snow at home _DSC6896.jpg
ISU Music Dept Candide _DSC3462.jpg
ISU Music Dept Candide _DSC3462.jpg
serving soup at ISU Cherry Blossom Festival _DSC0118.jpg
serving soup at ISU Cherry Blossom Festival _DSC0118.jpg
Autumn at ISU -- Liberal Arts Buildling DSCF0480.jpg
Autumn at ISU -- Liberal Arts Buildling DSCF0480.jpg
Sadie the Indian Ringneck Parakeet _SC4600.jpg
Sadie the Indian Ringneck Parakeet _SC4600.jpg
Naidu at Indian Night 2012 _DSC7260.jpg
Naidu at Indian Night 2012 _DSC7260.jpg
Aspen near Inkom _DSC3781.jpg
Aspen near Inkom _DSC3781.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7609.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7609.jpg
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