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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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Deer from Portneuf Road _DSC1191.jpg
Deer from Portneuf Road _DSC1191.jpg
Oktobermond - October Moon _DSC0350
Oktobermond - October Moon _DSC0350
Afghani student at ISU International Night 2006 smallfile _DSC0512.jpg
Afghani student at ISU International Night 2006 smallfile _DSC0512.jpg
autumn DSC_0045.jpg
autumn DSC_0045.jpg
Africa Night 2007 _DSC0005.jpg
Africa Night 2007 _DSC0005.jpg
Iris Dan Jay and Kristin DSCF0054.jpg
Iris Dan Jay and Kristin DSCF0054.jpg
Main St Old Town Pocatello from Ground Level IMG_1578.JPG
Main St Old Town Pocatello from Ground Level IMG_1578.JPG
Fort Hall Replica with Resident Pigeon _DSC1705.jpg
Fort Hall Replica with Resident Pigeon _DSC1705.jpg
Moose Mom and Baby _DSC8512.jpg
Moose Mom and Baby _DSC8512.jpg
Trimmers flowers P1050446.jpg
Trimmers flowers P1050446.jpg
A Young Lady Played Russian Music on the Piano at ISU's Russian White Night P1000904.JPG
A Young Lady Played Russian Music on the Piano at ISU's Russian White Night P1000904.JPG
ground squirrel DSCN1840.jpg
ground squirrel DSCN1840.jpg
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DSC_77.jpg
food ISU Taste of France DSCF0099.jpg
food ISU Taste of France DSCF0099.jpg
Port Neuf Gap from Mink Creek Road Pocatello Idaho DSCN0158.jpg
Port Neuf Gap from Mink Creek Road Pocatello Idaho DSCN0158.jpg
Cherry Springs DSC_3860.jpg
Cherry Springs DSC_3860.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1218.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1218.jpg
Fox Squirrel Man near ISU Campus smallfile IMG_1507.jpg
Fox Squirrel Man near ISU Campus smallfile IMG_1507.jpg
Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1283.jpg
Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1283.jpg
Lithuanian Choir _DSC6352.jpg
Lithuanian Choir _DSC6352.jpg
Snake River at Massacre Rocks State Park _DSC5022.jpg
Snake River at Massacre Rocks State Park _DSC5022.jpg
ISU Music Dept Saint of Bleecker Street _DSC3430.jpg
ISU Music Dept Saint of Bleecker Street _DSC3430.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 16-year-old Ventriloquist _DSC8509.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 16-year-old Ventriloquist _DSC8509.jpg
rodeo 2007 _DSC0253.jpg
rodeo 2007 _DSC0253.jpg
View from Scout Mountain DSC_6447.JPG
View from Scout Mountain DSC_6447.JPG
View from City Creek Trail DSCF0051.JPG
View from City Creek Trail DSCF0051.JPG
Taiko Drummer ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0220.jpg
Taiko Drummer ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0220.jpg
rose native wild _DSC5427.jpg
rose native wild _DSC5427.jpg
From Inman area, Inkom DSCN1450.jpg
From Inman area, Inkom DSCN1450.jpg
ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0669.jpg
ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0669.jpg
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DSC_94.jpg
Indian Paintbrush, Pocatello, Idaho
Indian Paintbrush, Pocatello, Idaho
Playing in the Snow at Caldwell Park D70 003.jpg
Playing in the Snow at Caldwell Park D70 003.jpg
Pocatello geological features IMG_0008.jpg
Pocatello geological features IMG_0008.jpg
Flagbearer ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0159.jpg
Flagbearer ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0159.jpg
ISU Stephen Performing Arts Center IMG_2538.JPG
ISU Stephen Performing Arts Center IMG_2538.JPG
Dark-Eyed Junco  _DSC0366.jpg
Dark-Eyed Junco _DSC0366.jpg
ISU flowers and butterfly quality8 _DSC9277.jpg
ISU flowers and butterfly quality8 _DSC9277.jpg
Gate on Red Hill IMG_2548.JPG
Gate on Red Hill IMG_2548.JPG
Whitman Street Squirrel IMG_0671.JPG
Whitman Street Squirrel IMG_0671.JPG
Baroque Festival 2009 at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4744.JPG
Baroque Festival 2009 at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4744.JPG
Pocatello Sunflower Sep 7 2012 1500 wide DSCF5852.JPG
Pocatello Sunflower Sep 7 2012 1500 wide DSCF5852.JPG
The Presentation of a Crêpe, Bengal Café and Crêperie, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
The Presentation of a Crêpe, Bengal Café and Crêperie, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
ISU College of Pharmacy autumn scene _DSC4551.jpg
ISU College of Pharmacy autumn scene _DSC4551.jpg
rock with copper I think P1010097.jpg
rock with copper I think P1010097.jpg
Sheep and Goats at McKees Pocatello P1040288.jpg
Sheep and Goats at McKees Pocatello P1040288.jpg
Upland Larkspur at Gibson Jack P1020616.jpg
Upland Larkspur at Gibson Jack P1020616.jpg
Bill O'Brien detailed view smallfile DSCF0107.JPG
Bill O'Brien detailed view smallfile DSCF0107.JPG
Prairie Star or a Relative P1030816.jpg
Prairie Star or a Relative P1030816.jpg
Lunch at a Faculty Meeting Bild 003.jpg
Lunch at a Faculty Meeting Bild 003.jpg
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