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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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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
ISU Guitar Ensemble prettysmallfile _DSC0542.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble prettysmallfile _DSC0542.jpg
Show at Bistline Theater DSC_0064.jpg
Show at Bistline Theater DSC_0064.jpg
RODEO 2007 _DSC0328.jpg
RODEO 2007 _DSC0328.jpg
ISU College of Engineering - Lillibridge Engineering Laboratory _DSC3372.JPG
ISU College of Engineering - Lillibridge Engineering Laboratory _DSC3372.JPG
Pocatello Moonset fullsize - just before a total lunar eclipse _DSC3058.jpg
Pocatello Moonset fullsize - just before a total lunar eclipse _DSC3058.jpg
Driving the Big Bird Home P1010108.jpg
Driving the Big Bird Home P1010108.jpg
forgot what these were DSCN1922.jpg
forgot what these were DSCN1922.jpg
Mule Deer at Gibson Jack eating amidst sagebrush P1000357.jpg
Mule Deer at Gibson Jack eating amidst sagebrush P1000357.jpg
dwarf zinnia from fred meyer P1050508.jpg
dwarf zinnia from fred meyer P1050508.jpg
Country Scene with Spring Foliage, Red Barn, and White Horse _DSC0005.jpg
Country Scene with Spring Foliage, Red Barn, and White Horse _DSC0005.jpg
New Red Hill Trail IMG_1577.jpg
New Red Hill Trail IMG_1577.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9051.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9051.jpg
RIchie Sheng performs at Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 _DSC8560.jpg
RIchie Sheng performs at Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 _DSC8560.jpg
Snowing P1020093.jpg
Snowing P1020093.jpg
Der Mann aus la Mancha DSC_0168.jpg
Der Mann aus la Mancha DSC_0168.jpg
Summer on Main Street, Pocatello, Idaho - Sanju's Taste of India IMG_0222.jpg
Summer on Main Street, Pocatello, Idaho - Sanju's Taste of India IMG_0222.jpg
Chinese Peak P1000024.jpg
Chinese Peak P1000024.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0597.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0597.jpg
Post Office Tulip DSCF0006.JPG
Post Office Tulip DSCF0006.JPG
Sunflower with bee OlymposBild 006.jpg
Sunflower with bee OlymposBild 006.jpg
Home is a Snowy Place This Year BILD1C4.jpg
Home is a Snowy Place This Year BILD1C4.jpg
antifilibuster rally P1030200.jpg
antifilibuster rally P1030200.jpg
Davis and Naidu _DSC0900.jpg
Davis and Naidu _DSC0900.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Annie _DSC8530.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Annie _DSC8530.jpg
Nicole and Edwin at Edwins senior project presentation _DSC0356.JPG
Nicole and Edwin at Edwins senior project presentation _DSC0356.JPG
Indian Night 2012 _DSC7255.jpg
Indian Night 2012 _DSC7255.jpg
Zauberkätzchen smallfile _DSC0096.jpg
Zauberkätzchen smallfile _DSC0096.jpg
old town lamp post P1040028.jpg
old town lamp post P1040028.jpg
Deborah DSCF0025.JPG
Deborah DSCF0025.JPG
longleaved phlox DSCN1543.jpg
longleaved phlox DSCN1543.jpg
A real Pocatello camera store DSCF0004.JPG
A real Pocatello camera store DSCF0004.JPG
Sheep at McKees Pocatello P1040276.jpg
Sheep at McKees Pocatello P1040276.jpg
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