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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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Rodeo 2007 _DSC0486.jpg
Rodeo 2007 _DSC0486.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0459.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0459.jpg
Road from City Creek Trail IMG_1224.jpg
Road from City Creek Trail IMG_1224.jpg
Jove's Buttercup or Ranunculus jovis DSCN1580.jpg
Jove's Buttercup or Ranunculus jovis DSCN1580.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 338.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 338.jpg
ISU Fox Squirrel _DSC0609.JPG
ISU Fox Squirrel _DSC0609.JPG
Mangy Moose P1020529.jpg
Mangy Moose P1020529.jpg
Rachel Dowling of Philadelphia at left accepting Pocatello Marathon Award smallfile _DSC0610.jpg
Rachel Dowling of Philadelphia at left accepting Pocatello Marathon Award smallfile _DSC0610.jpg
freight trains PA050509.jpg
freight trains PA050509.jpg
Our mountains glow purple at sunset _DSC0396.jpg
Our mountains glow purple at sunset _DSC0396.jpg
Fall at Caldwell Park _DSC0384.jpg
Fall at Caldwell Park _DSC0384.jpg
Trail with big tree at Cherry Springs DSCN1743.jpg
Trail with big tree at Cherry Springs DSCN1743.jpg
Coyote at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0750.JPG
Coyote at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0750.JPG
Holiday Parade Nov 25 2005 DSCF0057.jpg
Holiday Parade Nov 25 2005 DSCF0057.jpg
Flag Bearer at ISU International Night 2008 - Russia _DSC0723.jpg
Flag Bearer at ISU International Night 2008 - Russia _DSC0723.jpg
Little Miss Dahlgren at a College of Engineering Picnic Sep 2005 DSCF0005.JPG
Little Miss Dahlgren at a College of Engineering Picnic Sep 2005 DSCF0005.JPG
Pocatello Air Pollution Feb 2005 DSCN5471.JPG
Pocatello Air Pollution Feb 2005 DSCN5471.JPG
Tulip at ISU smallfile _DSC0024.jpg
Tulip at ISU smallfile _DSC0024.jpg
sunflowers P1060311.jpg
sunflowers P1060311.jpg
Pocatello Sunset _DSC7503.jpg
Pocatello Sunset _DSC7503.jpg
ISU College of Business from College of Engineering IMG_0538.jpg
ISU College of Business from College of Engineering IMG_0538.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6588.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6588.jpg
Autumn on the Quad at ISU smallfile IMG_1485.jpg
Autumn on the Quad at ISU smallfile IMG_1485.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 359.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 359.jpg
ISU International Night 2005 Fashion Show DSCF0373.jpg
ISU International Night 2005 Fashion Show DSCF0373.jpg
Autumn on a Trail near Kinport Road City Creek DSCF6009.jpg
Autumn on a Trail near Kinport Road City Creek DSCF6009.jpg
Pocatello Creek creekside scene - spring _DSC6737.jpg
Pocatello Creek creekside scene - spring _DSC6737.jpg
Lewis Flax or Blue Flax, Pocatello, Idaho
Lewis Flax or Blue Flax, Pocatello, Idaho
quartet and attendees ISU Taste of France DSCF0110.jpg
quartet and attendees ISU Taste of France DSCF0110.jpg
aspen the day after the snow _DSC0024.jpg
aspen the day after the snow _DSC0024.jpg
scarlet gilia DSC_0019.jpg
scarlet gilia DSC_0019.jpg
Biker on Bench Trail next to City creek P1030052.jpg
Biker on Bench Trail next to City creek P1030052.jpg
The mothers get emotional at an African wedding _DSC0677.jpg
The mothers get emotional at an African wedding _DSC0677.jpg
A Main Dish at the VMG Xmas Party at The Continental Bistro dscf0010.jpg
A Main Dish at the VMG Xmas Party at The Continental Bistro dscf0010.jpg
Maple Fall Foliage in Ross Park Pocatello Idaho DSCF0738.jpg
Maple Fall Foliage in Ross Park Pocatello Idaho DSCF0738.jpg
Autumn DSC_0044.jpg
Autumn DSC_0044.jpg
Austin and Lindsey  _DSC1440.jpg
Austin and Lindsey _DSC1440.jpg
Camerata Singers _DSC2751.jpg
Camerata Singers _DSC2751.jpg
Yet another lunch at Bouillon Soup IMG_0477.jpg
Yet another lunch at Bouillon Soup IMG_0477.jpg
Pup _DSC1766.jpg
Pup _DSC1766.jpg
Nicaraguan ISU Student P1010024.jpg
Nicaraguan ISU Student P1010024.jpg
ISU Early Thaw Feb 08 IMG_0857.jpg
ISU Early Thaw Feb 08 IMG_0857.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition P1020083.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition P1020083.jpg
first day of school at ISU P1030951.jpg
first day of school at ISU P1030951.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9413.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9413.jpg
pork roast at Bouillon Soup (not on standard menu) smallfile DSCF0052.JPG
pork roast at Bouillon Soup (not on standard menu) smallfile DSCF0052.JPG
Chicken with Collard Greens and Ginger DSC_0024.jpg
Chicken with Collard Greens and Ginger DSC_0024.jpg
VIew of Chinese Peak from Home - early spring P1040930.jpg
VIew of Chinese Peak from Home - early spring P1040930.jpg
DSCF0086 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0086 Flag Carrier.jpg
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus yawning DSCF0021.JPG
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus yawning DSCF0021.JPG
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