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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 Presentation of a Crêpe, Bengal Café and Crêperie, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
The Presentation of a Crêpe, Bengal Café and Crêperie, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
ISU College of Pharmacy autumn scene _DSC4551.jpg
ISU College of Pharmacy autumn scene _DSC4551.jpg
rock with copper I think P1010097.jpg
rock with copper I think P1010097.jpg
Sheep and Goats at McKees Pocatello P1040288.jpg
Sheep and Goats at McKees Pocatello P1040288.jpg
Upland Larkspur at Gibson Jack P1020616.jpg
Upland Larkspur at Gibson Jack P1020616.jpg
Bill O'Brien detailed view smallfile DSCF0107.JPG
Bill O'Brien detailed view smallfile DSCF0107.JPG
Prairie Star or a Relative P1030816.jpg
Prairie Star or a Relative P1030816.jpg
Lunch at a Faculty Meeting Bild 003.jpg
Lunch at a Faculty Meeting Bild 003.jpg
rodeo _DSC0670.jpg
rodeo _DSC0670.jpg
Springtime Mountain Scene from West Buckskin Road _DSC3770.jpg
Springtime Mountain Scene from West Buckskin Road _DSC3770.jpg
ISU Street Scene by the Bengali Tiger IMG_1476.jpg
ISU Street Scene by the Bengali Tiger IMG_1476.jpg
Fox Squirrel, near Engineering Bldg., Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Fox Squirrel, near Engineering Bldg., Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Erik Graff ISU Computer Science - College of Engineering IMG_0714.jpg
Erik Graff ISU Computer Science - College of Engineering IMG_0714.jpg
baby cockatiels at play _DSC6823.jpg
baby cockatiels at play _DSC6823.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6536.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6536.jpg
eine sängerin des mexicanischen lieds P2230018.jpg
eine sängerin des mexicanischen lieds P2230018.jpg
Tiger Swallowtail taken with Panasonic Camera P1000036.jpg
Tiger Swallowtail taken with Panasonic Camera P1000036.jpg
Coonie Oct 7 2008 _DSC0041.jpg
Coonie Oct 7 2008 _DSC0041.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0437.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0437.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1699.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1699.jpg
Red Squirrel _DSC8491.jpg
Red Squirrel _DSC8491.jpg
Verabredungszentrum PA290121.jpg
Verabredungszentrum PA290121.jpg
le centre de rendez-vous à lautomne 1400 x 930 _DSC2055.JPG
le centre de rendez-vous à lautomne 1400 x 930 _DSC2055.JPG
CoHo.jpg
CoHo.jpg
Rachel Dowling accepting Marathon Award smallfile IMG_0368.jpg
Rachel Dowling accepting Marathon Award smallfile IMG_0368.jpg
Pocatello Zoo's Tree House DSC_0138.jpg
Pocatello Zoo's Tree House DSC_0138.jpg
Naidu and Davis at Wind Tunnel Inauguration _DSC0782.jpg
Naidu and Davis at Wind Tunnel Inauguration _DSC0782.jpg
flagbearer ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0107.jpg
flagbearer ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0107.jpg
ISU Wind Tunnel Colleges of Engineering and Technology _DSC0752.jpg
ISU Wind Tunnel Colleges of Engineering and Technology _DSC0752.jpg
West Buckskin Road Mountain Scene DSC_2962.jpg
West Buckskin Road Mountain Scene DSC_2962.jpg
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DSC_62.jpg
Brazilian Choir _DSC6342.jpg
Brazilian Choir _DSC6342.jpg
Paul Dix , Visiting Photographer DSCF0158.JPG
Paul Dix , Visiting Photographer DSCF0158.JPG
Deborah Clearing Snow from Roof IMG_0804.jpg
Deborah Clearing Snow from Roof IMG_0804.jpg
Coonie _DSC0434.jpg
Coonie _DSC0434.jpg
Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1256.jpg
Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1256.jpg
Camerata Singers _DSC2753.jpg
Camerata Singers _DSC2753.jpg
Fort Hall Replica P1020201.jpg
Fort Hall Replica P1020201.jpg
food by ISU kitchen staff DSCF0044.JPG
food by ISU kitchen staff DSCF0044.JPG
College Market Fox Squirrel Pocatello P1000612.JPG
College Market Fox Squirrel Pocatello P1000612.JPG
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 403.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 403.jpg
Three Baby Red Squirrels _DSC4968.jpg
Three Baby Red Squirrels _DSC4968.jpg
Arrowleaf Balsamroot
Arrowleaf Balsamroot
Gibson Jack Creek roaring in May P1020602.jpg
Gibson Jack Creek roaring in May P1020602.jpg
Necklace for Nicole by Free Spirit Design P8150225.jpg
Necklace for Nicole by Free Spirit Design P8150225.jpg
View looking down Buckskin Rd towards Pocatello P1040796.jpg
View looking down Buckskin Rd towards Pocatello P1040796.jpg
Tulips ISU PSUB DSCF0007.jpg
Tulips ISU PSUB DSCF0007.jpg
Dessert DSCF0069.jpg
Dessert DSCF0069.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble Concert April 2007 _0222_2.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble Concert April 2007 _0222_2.jpg
celtic band DSCF0133.jpg
celtic band DSCF0133.jpg
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