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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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ISU School of Engineering Squirrel DSCF7518.jpg
ISU School of Engineering Squirrel DSCF7518.jpg
Main Street Coffee and News Advertising Craig Worths Show DSC_2241.jpg
Main Street Coffee and News Advertising Craig Worths Show DSC_2241.jpg
Deborah and Mo on Mos 49th Birthday June 19 2007 smallfile IMG_0078.jpg
Deborah and Mo on Mos 49th Birthday June 19 2007 smallfile IMG_0078.jpg
ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0692.jpg
ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0692.jpg
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Gibson Jack Trail P1020596.jpg
Center Street Pocatello in May IMG_1549.jpg
Center Street Pocatello in May IMG_1549.jpg
College of Business ISU IMG_2531.JPG
College of Business ISU IMG_2531.JPG
ISU Kung Fu _DSC6808.jpg
ISU Kung Fu _DSC6808.jpg
Hootowl Road Red Rock _DSC0717.jpg
Hootowl Road Red Rock _DSC0717.jpg
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red squirrel uncropped smallfile lightened _DSC0503.jpg
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Pocatello Early Spring on Buckskin Road 111.JPG
Utah Symphony _DSC0571.jpg
Utah Symphony _DSC0571.jpg
Tiny Waterfall on City Creek P1030036.jpg
Tiny Waterfall on City Creek P1030036.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble Spring 2008 smallfile _DSC0410.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble Spring 2008 smallfile _DSC0410.jpg
Wei Pan _DSC9685.JPG
Wei Pan _DSC9685.JPG
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello 2010 P1020098.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello 2010 P1020098.jpg
ISU Pond Student Union P1050291.jpg
ISU Pond Student Union P1050291.jpg
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night sky _DSC2898.jpg
Howard Dean in Pocatello _DSC0712.jpg
Howard Dean in Pocatello _DSC0712.jpg
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DSC_0152.jpg
Food Served at ISU's Russian White Night 2007 _DSC0093.JPG
Food Served at ISU's Russian White Night 2007 _DSC0093.JPG
Unser neues Avtokineto DSC_0098.jpg
Unser neues Avtokineto DSC_0098.jpg
ISU Sign P1000157.jpg
ISU Sign P1000157.jpg
Fall foliage (aspen), Crestline Trail Nikon Coolpix 045.jpg
Fall foliage (aspen), Crestline Trail Nikon Coolpix 045.jpg
ISU 11 Jan 2013 DSCF7602.jpg
ISU 11 Jan 2013 DSCF7602.jpg
butterfly on fleabane _DSC1054.jpg
butterfly on fleabane _DSC1054.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0656.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0656.jpg
ISU Steel Bridge Team _DSC0135.jpg
ISU Steel Bridge Team _DSC0135.jpg
Lithuanian Choir _DSC6345.jpg
Lithuanian Choir _DSC6345.jpg
Whitman Street Autumn Scene smallfile IMG_1381.jpg
Whitman Street Autumn Scene smallfile IMG_1381.jpg
Theater ISU/ISU Music Dept.'s Historic Performance of Man of La Mancha DSC_117.jpg
Theater ISU/ISU Music Dept.'s Historic Performance of Man of La Mancha DSC_117.jpg
Gate on Red Hill _DSC1942.jpg
Gate on Red Hill _DSC1942.jpg
Geoff Friedley as Organizer of ISU Baroque Festival at Performing Arts Center _DSC4736.JPG
Geoff Friedley as Organizer of ISU Baroque Festival at Performing Arts Center _DSC4736.JPG
Pocatello Fox Squirrel _DSC6246.JPG
Pocatello Fox Squirrel _DSC6246.JPG
Opuntia at Upper RattleSnake Rd DSCN4937.jpg
Opuntia at Upper RattleSnake Rd DSCN4937.jpg
ISU Performing Arts Center at Night P1010851.jpg
ISU Performing Arts Center at Night P1010851.jpg
Frühlingsszene 03.jpg
Frühlingsszene 03.jpg
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le centre de rendez-vous à lautomne 1400 x 930 _DSC2039.JPG
ISU Graduate Camille Goettsche May 2007_DSC0345.jpg
ISU Graduate Camille Goettsche May 2007_DSC0345.jpg
butter something I think butterweed DSCN1703.jpg
butter something I think butterweed DSCN1703.jpg
Scene from Red Hill IMG_1568.jpg
Scene from Red Hill IMG_1568.jpg
Janet Sung Thom Ritter George and Idaho State Civic Symphony smallfile IMG_1008.jpg
Janet Sung Thom Ritter George and Idaho State Civic Symphony smallfile IMG_1008.jpg
Red Hill Bunny smallfile IMG_1116.jpg
Red Hill Bunny smallfile IMG_1116.jpg
Brave Little Bigleaf Balsamroot DSCN2404.jpg
Brave Little Bigleaf Balsamroot DSCN2404.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Graduates May 2010 Websized _DSC8571.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Graduates May 2010 Websized _DSC8571.jpg
fireworks july 4 2008 _DSC5510.jpg
fireworks july 4 2008 _DSC5510.jpg
ISU fox squirrel _DSC0597.JPG
ISU fox squirrel _DSC0597.JPG
Our Neighborhood 107.JPG
Our Neighborhood 107.JPG
Ceramics by Jenkins P1000187.jpg
Ceramics by Jenkins P1000187.jpg
photo workshop at ISU with Kristi Sheriff 0007.jpg
photo workshop at ISU with Kristi Sheriff 0007.jpg
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