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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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The Office in Autumn rotated smallfile 2007 P1010072.jpg
The Office in Autumn rotated smallfile 2007 P1010072.jpg
View Towards West Bench from Hospital Cafeteria in Winter P1000605.JPG
View Towards West Bench from Hospital Cafeteria in Winter P1000605.JPG
Bill OBrien in Concert _DSC8587.jpg
Bill OBrien in Concert _DSC8587.jpg
Diva and Goodwin the Cockatiels _DSC4745.jpg
Diva and Goodwin the Cockatiels _DSC4745.jpg
International Night Hosts 2012 _DSC7971.jpg
International Night Hosts 2012 _DSC7971.jpg
Oregon Grape at Gibson Jack P1020624.jpg
Oregon Grape at Gibson Jack P1020624.jpg
Port Neuf Gap from Dump Site A Picture 015.jpg
Port Neuf Gap from Dump Site A Picture 015.jpg
African singing at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0379.jpg
African singing at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0379.jpg
DSCF0119 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0119 Flag Carrier.jpg
Food Line at the Russian White Night Celebration at ISU 2007 _DSC0088.JPG
Food Line at the Russian White Night Celebration at ISU 2007 _DSC0088.JPG
Mosa the Love Bird in Flight _DSC1533.JPG
Mosa the Love Bird in Flight _DSC1533.JPG
Frazier Hall, former home of the Theater Department, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Frazier Hall, former home of the Theater Department, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Man of La Mancha DSC_140.jpg
Man of La Mancha DSC_140.jpg
DSCF0170 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0170 Flag Carrier.jpg
DeAnn and Joe smallfile _DSC9817.jpg
DeAnn and Joe smallfile _DSC9817.jpg
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DSCN1547.jpg
American Falls Sunset Aug 13 2009 _DSC2955.jpg
American Falls Sunset Aug 13 2009 _DSC2955.jpg
Lazuli Bunting smallfile 290.jpg
Lazuli Bunting smallfile 290.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 singer _DSC1721.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 singer _DSC1721.jpg
VMG05 0006.jpg
VMG05 0006.jpg
Du bist die Ruh' _DSC0093
Du bist die Ruh' _DSC0093
Prof. Susan Swetnam _DSC0597
Prof. Susan Swetnam _DSC0597
Winterszene zu Hause DSC_2503
Winterszene zu Hause DSC_2503
Baby Red Squirrel In Autumn 053
Baby Red Squirrel In Autumn 053
food at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0693.jpg
food at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0693.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6692.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6692.jpg
Botanist Dr. Karl Holte teaching his ISU Spring Flora class DSCN1545
Botanist Dr. Karl Holte teaching his ISU Spring Flora class DSCN1545
combined international choirs 244.jpg
combined international choirs 244.jpg
Maximilianus-Zauberkätzchen smallfile  DSCF0019.jpg
Maximilianus-Zauberkätzchen smallfile DSCF0019.jpg
ISU Crow P1000179.jpg
ISU Crow P1000179.jpg
ISU Football DSCF0016.JPG
ISU Football DSCF0016.JPG
Apple tree and Chinese Peak P1010107.jpg
Apple tree and Chinese Peak P1010107.jpg
Wedding of Brandi Lewis and My Student Moses Okeyo DSC_3532.JPG
Wedding of Brandi Lewis and My Student Moses Okeyo DSC_3532.JPG
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9015.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9015.jpg
ISU Massage Therapy Program - College of Technology _DSC0023.JPG
ISU Massage Therapy Program - College of Technology _DSC0023.JPG
Pocatello Postcard, a 6x8.5 mailable card printed by Modern Postcard and available in local stores
Pocatello Postcard, a 6"x8.5" mailable card printed by Modern Postcard and available in local stores
VMG05 0011.jpg
VMG05 0011.jpg
Buckskin Autumn 2005 DSCF0006.jpg
Buckskin Autumn 2005 DSCF0006.jpg
city creek area bike trail P1040172.jpg
city creek area bike trail P1040172.jpg
Autumn at Home _DSC9865.jpg
Autumn at Home _DSC9865.jpg
Steve Miller receiving Computer Science Degree at ISU smallfile DSCF0177.JPG
Steve Miller receiving Computer Science Degree at ISU smallfile DSCF0177.JPG
The Dining Room in Sepia Tones P1030215.jpg
The Dining Room in Sepia Tones P1030215.jpg
ISU Squirrel P2230047.jpg
ISU Squirrel P2230047.jpg
Springtime in our neighborhood P1020536.jpg
Springtime in our neighborhood P1020536.jpg
bigleaf balsamroot backlit _DSC0018.jpg
bigleaf balsamroot backlit _DSC0018.jpg
VMG05 0037.jpg
VMG05 0037.jpg
Phil Jenkins the ISU Craft Shop Director DSCF0052.JPG
Phil Jenkins the ISU Craft Shop Director DSCF0052.JPG
Port Neuf Gap from Black Rock Canyon Trail DSCN0569.jpg
Port Neuf Gap from Black Rock Canyon Trail DSCN0569.jpg
ISU Lillibridge Engineering Laboratory P1000151.jpg
ISU Lillibridge Engineering Laboratory P1000151.jpg
Paul Dix - Visiting Photographer DSCF0157.JPG
Paul Dix - Visiting Photographer DSCF0157.JPG
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