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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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cockatiels and lovebirds _DSC4763.jpg
cockatiels and lovebirds _DSC4763.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0611.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0611.jpg
Pocatello Sunset P1050626.jpg
Pocatello Sunset P1050626.jpg
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American Falls Reservoir Sunset _DSC8993.jpg
typical august landscape with sunflowers P1030981.jpg
typical august landscape with sunflowers P1030981.jpg
fashion show at ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0132.jpg
fashion show at ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0132.jpg
Squirrel at R8 parking lot ISU IMG_1519.jpg
Squirrel at R8 parking lot ISU IMG_1519.jpg
9th avenue at ISU smallfile IMG_2676.jpg
9th avenue at ISU smallfile IMG_2676.jpg
Sunflower on Chinese Peak Trail P1000141.jpg
Sunflower on Chinese Peak Trail P1000141.jpg
Fox Squirrel Man near ISU Campus smallfile IMG_1504.jpg
Fox Squirrel Man near ISU Campus smallfile IMG_1504.jpg
Lyrisches Trio smallfile _DSC0022.jpg
Lyrisches Trio smallfile _DSC0022.jpg
Robin in a juniper tree smallfile _DSC1865.jpg
Robin in a juniper tree smallfile _DSC1865.jpg
Moose by a Little Pond smallfile P4160055.jpg
Moose by a Little Pond smallfile P4160055.jpg
Julie Hillebrandt, an ISU professional photographer, photographing me _DSC3157.jpg
Julie Hillebrandt, an ISU professional photographer, photographing me _DSC3157.jpg
Pocatello from Red Hill with ISU in the Foreground P1030928.JPG
Pocatello from Red Hill with ISU in the Foreground P1030928.JPG
Pocatello Marathon 2008_DSC9083.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008_DSC9083.jpg
Carrot Cake III Texture P9090447.jpg
Carrot Cake III Texture P9090447.jpg
Pianist playing Sakura 2006 _DSC0124.jpg
Pianist playing Sakura 2006 _DSC0124.jpg
Maximilianuskatzus DSCF0205.jpg
Maximilianuskatzus DSCF0205.jpg
talk at sigma xi 2007 _DSC0150.JPG
talk at sigma xi 2007 _DSC0150.JPG
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 033.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 033.jpg
ISU squirrel girl P1020522.jpg
ISU squirrel girl P1020522.jpg
Local Aerobatic Radio-Controlled Plane and Flier _DSC6427.jpg
Local Aerobatic Radio-Controlled Plane and Flier _DSC6427.jpg
American Falls Sunset from Driveway _DSC2858.jpg
American Falls Sunset from Driveway _DSC2858.jpg
Late flowers, Crestline Trail Nikon Coolpix 074.jpg
Late flowers, Crestline Trail Nikon Coolpix 074.jpg
Pocatello Moonset - prélude to a total eclipse of the moon _DSC3057.jpg
Pocatello Moonset - prélude to a total eclipse of the moon _DSC3057.jpg
ISU Street Scene MLK Blvd IMG_1509.jpg
ISU Street Scene MLK Blvd IMG_1509.jpg
Ms Pearls flight _DSC2970.jpg
Ms Pearls flight _DSC2970.jpg
Portneuf Medical Center - the hospital smallfile IMG_2620.jpg
Portneuf Medical Center - the hospital smallfile IMG_2620.jpg
dump smallfile DSCN5991.JPG
dump smallfile DSCN5991.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4796.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4796.JPG
Bonnie and Jake at Kim and Habibs Wedding Reception _DSC0637.jpg
Bonnie and Jake at Kim and Habibs Wedding Reception _DSC0637.jpg
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly smallfile IMG_0389.JPG
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly smallfile IMG_0389.JPG
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9212.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9212.jpg
Baby West Bench Fox Squirrels Today DSCF0116.JPG
Baby West Bench Fox Squirrels Today DSCF0116.JPG
Winter Greetings from Our Home DSC_1349.jpg
Winter Greetings from Our Home DSC_1349.jpg
A Blustery, Snowy Day on Campus P1020313
A Blustery, Snowy Day on Campus P1020313
ISU Jazz Band at Jensen Grand Concert Hall Inaugural Event DSCN5733.JPG
ISU Jazz Band at Jensen Grand Concert Hall Inaugural Event DSCN5733.JPG
Familiar ISU Guitar Ensemble Member _DSC0375.jpg
Familiar ISU Guitar Ensemble Member _DSC0375.jpg
Visitor viewing Edwin Guerra's work VMG05 0048.jpg
Visitor viewing Edwin Guerra's work VMG05 0048.jpg
Yellow flowers late PA050035.jpg
Yellow flowers late PA050035.jpg
DSAutomotiveP1040138.jpg
DSAutomotiveP1040138.jpg
DSCF0091 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0091 Flag Carrier.jpg
Magical Rocks and Pebble Creek DSCN2441.jpg
Magical Rocks and Pebble Creek DSCN2441.jpg
foggy autumn scene DSC_0006.jpg
foggy autumn scene DSC_0006.jpg
Rodeo 2007 _DSC0135.jpg
Rodeo 2007 _DSC0135.jpg
eclipse of the moon - recovery _DSC0660.jpg
eclipse of the moon - recovery _DSC0660.jpg
Iraq War Protesters in Pocatello Idaho DSCF0061.jpg
Iraq War Protesters in Pocatello Idaho DSCF0061.jpg
New aspen leaves P4300005.jpg
New aspen leaves P4300005.jpg
Fall Foliage on City Creek Trail in Pocatello _DSC1834.jpg
Fall Foliage on City Creek Trail in Pocatello _DSC1834.jpg
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