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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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sunflowers DSCF5912.jpg
sunflowers DSCF5912.jpg
Maximos - El Rey de los Gatos D300 ohne Blitzgerät ISO 1600 cropped _DSC0074.jpg
Maximos - El Rey de los Gatos D300 ohne Blitzgerät ISO 1600 cropped _DSC0074.jpg
Performing Arts Center Idaho State University DSCF0008.JPG
Performing Arts Center Idaho State University DSCF0008.JPG
Julie Hillebrandt, an ISU professional photographer, photographing me _DSC3159.jpg
Julie Hillebrandt, an ISU professional photographer, photographing me _DSC3159.jpg
paintbrush DSCF0080.JPG
paintbrush DSCF0080.JPG
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7818.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7818.jpg
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DSCN1590.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset IMG_1404.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset IMG_1404.jpg
Jonathan Woo enjoying a Spring Bike Ride P4170066.jpg
Jonathan Woo enjoying a Spring Bike Ride P4170066.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9432.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9432.jpg
A Drawing from Deborah Arnold's Earth Day Book entitled, Council of Animals DSCN5789.JPG
A Drawing from Deborah Arnold's Earth Day Book entitled, "Council of Animals" DSCN5789.JPG
Hot Dog at Save City Creek Party DSCN6402.JPG
Hot Dog at Save City Creek Party DSCN6402.JPG
Cop succeeded in Lining up Bird in Front of his SUV P1010107.jpg
Cop succeeded in Lining up Bird in Front of his SUV P1010107.jpg
Diana and Mark smallfile _DSC9105.jpg
Diana and Mark smallfile _DSC9105.jpg
Probably Sticky Geranium pink flowers smallfile DSCN3058.jpg
Probably Sticky Geranium pink flowers smallfile DSCN3058.jpg
A Hootowl Rose for You smallfile DSCN6422.jpg
A Hootowl Rose for You smallfile DSCN6422.jpg
Ambroses Subbaram DSCF0037 smallfile.JPG
Ambroses Subbaram DSCF0037 smallfile.JPG
Jake coming in to join two female cockatiels for the first time DSC_0147
Jake coming in to join two female cockatiels for the first time DSC_0147
breakfast with neighbors tomato.jpg
breakfast with neighbors tomato.jpg
Cherries from Ruth Moorhead's Tree DSCN6574
Cherries from Ruth Moorhead's Tree DSCN6574
ISU Credit Union Tree Flowers smallfile IMG_2947.jpg
ISU Credit Union Tree Flowers smallfile IMG_2947.jpg
Prof. Laura Woodworth-Ney _DSC0603.JPG
Prof. Laura Woodworth-Ney _DSC0603.JPG
Gift Wrapped by Glass Artist Lonalee Hamlin Jr DSC_2314.jpg
Gift Wrapped by Glass Artist Lonalee Hamlin Jr DSC_2314.jpg
Autumn on the ISU Campus -- View onto the Quad from the Administion Building DSCF0527.jpg
Autumn on the ISU Campus -- View onto the Quad from the Administion Building DSCF0527.jpg
Squirrel at R8 parking lot ISU IMG_1517.jpg
Squirrel at R8 parking lot ISU IMG_1517.jpg
Isona and Alba _DSC2739.jpg
Isona and Alba _DSC2739.jpg
campus rose DSCN5321.jpg
campus rose DSCN5321.jpg
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DSC_85.jpg
Linda Kearns during her Last Hour of Official Work smallfile  _DSC0454.jpg
Linda Kearns during her Last Hour of Official Work smallfile _DSC0454.jpg
ISU Reed Gym IMG_1513.jpg
ISU Reed Gym IMG_1513.jpg
Snow Scene from Pocatello Creek Road _DSC9706.jpg
Snow Scene from Pocatello Creek Road _DSC9706.jpg
Save City Creek City Council Meeting DSCF0118.JPG
Save City Creek City Council Meeting DSCF0118.JPG
Late Flowers (asters?)
Late Flowers (asters?)
Red Hill Columns - January 2010.jpg
Red Hill Columns - January 2010.jpg
DSCF0110 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0110 Flag Carrier.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6562.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6562.jpg
Blumen zum Verkauf bei Frederico Meyeros P4240018.JPG
Blumen zum Verkauf bei Frederico Meyeros P4240018.JPG
Snow Scene Pc120006
Snow Scene Pc120006
Tulip at ISU DSCN0797.jpg
Tulip at ISU DSCN0797.jpg
ISU campus butterfly DSC_0068.jpg
ISU campus butterfly DSC_0068.jpg
Presentation of the Dessert Tray at the Continental Bistro D70 055.jpg
Presentation of the Dessert Tray at the Continental Bistro D70 055.jpg
Fort Hall Replica P1020194.jpg
Fort Hall Replica P1020194.jpg
Coyote at Pocatello Zoo with Prey actually a Toy _DSC1051.jpg
Coyote at Pocatello Zoo with Prey actually a Toy _DSC1051.jpg
View from the Way up to Chinese Peak P1020169.jpg
View from the Way up to Chinese Peak P1020169.jpg
Geoffrey Friedley, Tenor, and Mark Neiwirth, Gravicembalo con Piano e Forte _DSC0260.jpg
Geoffrey Friedley, Tenor, and Mark Neiwirth, Gravicembalo con Piano e Forte _DSC0260.jpg
Autumn at ISU Eli Oboler Library and R5 Parking Lot DSCF0548.jpg
Autumn at ISU Eli Oboler Library and R5 Parking Lot DSCF0548.jpg
bass - Händels Messiah, Complete _DSC0584.jpg
bass - Händels Messiah, Complete _DSC0584.jpg
ISU Football DSCF0021.JPG
ISU Football DSCF0021.JPG
Winco Grocery Store P1040429.jpg
Winco Grocery Store P1040429.jpg
Mom, Lend Me Your Horn!  Big Horn at Pocatello Zoo, around 1998
Mom, Lend Me Your Horn! Big Horn at Pocatello Zoo, around 1998
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