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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 in the mountains - Tamiasciurus hudsonicus - Rotes Skiouroschen DSCF0064.JPG
red squirrel in the mountains - Tamiasciurus hudsonicus - Rotes Skiouroschen DSCF0064.JPG
Cherry Blossom Festival at ISU _DSC0099.jpg
Cherry Blossom Festival at ISU _DSC0099.jpg
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DSC_46.jpg
Buckskin View smallfile img_0185.jpg
Buckskin View smallfile img_0185.jpg
Century High School DSCN0552.jpg
Century High School DSCN0552.jpg
Der Dschamaalrückenberg P1000947.jpg
Der Dschamaalrückenberg P1000947.jpg
College Market Night Scene with Snow 2007 PC100008.jpg
College Market Night Scene with Snow 2007 PC100008.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1124.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1124.jpg
sigma xi talk 2007 smallfile _DSC0157.jpg
sigma xi talk 2007 smallfile _DSC0157.jpg
Nanda and Mosa the Lovebirds _DSC4783.jpg
Nanda and Mosa the Lovebirds _DSC4783.jpg
Ruth Moorhead and Richard Feuerborn _DSC0687.jpg
Ruth Moorhead and Richard Feuerborn _DSC0687.jpg
ISU Campus autumn scene DSC_0033.jpg
ISU Campus autumn scene DSC_0033.jpg
karate exhibit ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0210.jpg
karate exhibit ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0210.jpg
Steller's Jay's Bad Hair Day _DSC0319.jpg
Steller's Jay's Bad Hair Day _DSC0319.jpg
wild rose IMG_0309.jpg
wild rose IMG_0309.jpg
Pond Student Union ISU DSCF5468.jpg
Pond Student Union ISU DSCF5468.jpg
la salsa latina DSCF0261.jpg
la salsa latina DSCF0261.jpg
Composite of ISU Campus Scenes.jpg
Composite of ISU Campus Scenes.jpg
Joe Mitchell and his new car smallfile _DSC2940.jpg
Joe Mitchell and his new car smallfile _DSC2940.jpg
Save City Creek City Council Mtg Jack Owens Speaking DSCF0150.JPG
Save City Creek City Council Mtg Jack Owens Speaking DSCF0150.JPG
Honors Reception 2006 Panorama smallfile.jpg
Honors Reception 2006 Panorama smallfile.jpg
Poky Free Bikes -- Spring Arrives on the ISU Campus _DSC0103.jpg
Poky Free Bikes -- Spring Arrives on the ISU Campus _DSC0103.jpg
Mountain Scene from Hootowl Road at Sundown smallfile DSCF0146.jpg
Mountain Scene from Hootowl Road at Sundown smallfile DSCF0146.jpg
Autumn at ISUs Eli Oboler Library smallfile IMG_1433.jpg
Autumn at ISUs Eli Oboler Library smallfile IMG_1433.jpg
Paul Dix and Pam Fitzpatrick at ISU DSCF0179.JPG
Paul Dix and Pam Fitzpatrick at ISU DSCF0179.JPG
La Catrina Quartet - special ending _DSC4384.jpg
La Catrina Quartet - special ending _DSC4384.jpg
sticky geranium P6130008.jpg
sticky geranium P6130008.jpg
Crystal Shropshire, DVM,  of Alameda Pet Hospital, cleaning Putnam's Teeth _DSC3073
Crystal Shropshire, DVM, of Alameda Pet Hospital, cleaning Putnam's Teeth _DSC3073
Pocatello Marathon 2008 quick starters _DSC8957.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 quick starters _DSC8957.jpg
Show at Bistline Theater DSC_0069.jpg
Show at Bistline Theater DSC_0069.jpg
food line ISU Taste of France DSCF0090.jpg
food line ISU Taste of France DSCF0090.jpg
Beaverland P2240089.jpg
Beaverland P2240089.jpg
bumble bee on larkspur _DSC6737.jpg
bumble bee on larkspur _DSC6737.jpg
Chief Pocatello statue P1060189.jpg
Chief Pocatello statue P1060189.jpg
Trimmers' daffodil smallfile P4170003.JPG
Trimmers' daffodil smallfile P4170003.JPG
Trimmers flowers P1050420.jpg
Trimmers flowers P1050420.jpg
Un coro de España DSC_6479.jpg
Un coro de España DSC_6479.jpg
Pink Microsteris am I or not P4230150.jpg
Pink Microsteris am I or not P4230150.jpg
Camerata Singers _DSC2754.jpg
Camerata Singers _DSC2754.jpg
Paintbrush and Yellow Composite DSC_0015.jpg
Paintbrush and Yellow Composite DSC_0015.jpg
Aspen-DSC_2248.jpg
Aspen-DSC_2248.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0708.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0708.jpg
Austin and Mom _DSC1440.jpg
Austin and Mom _DSC1440.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7939.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7939.jpg
bumble bee on larkspur _DSC6738.jpg
bumble bee on larkspur _DSC6738.jpg
Sweet Coonie smallfile _DSC0178.jpg
Sweet Coonie smallfile _DSC0178.jpg
Mark Neiwirth _DSC0566.jpg
Mark Neiwirth _DSC0566.jpg
Caldwell Park Downtown Pocatello PA110039.jpg
Caldwell Park Downtown Pocatello PA110039.jpg
Ken and Joann Trimmer's flowers smallfile DSCF0006.JPG
Ken and Joann Trimmer's flowers smallfile DSCF0006.JPG
ISU Craft Shop's Ceramics at Art Walk in Old Town Pocatello DSCF0049.JPG
ISU Craft Shop's Ceramics at Art Walk in Old Town Pocatello DSCF0049.JPG
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