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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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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
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Extreme Makeover Home Edition P1020083.jpg
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first day of school at ISU P1030951.jpg
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ISU Dance _DSC9413.jpg
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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
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VIew of Chinese Peak from Home - early spring P1040930.jpg
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DSCF0086 Flag Carrier.jpg
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Tamiasciurus hudsonicus yawning DSCF0021.JPG
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Fall Foliage on City Creek Trail in Pocatello _DSC1919.jpg
Fall Foliage on City Creek Trail in Pocatello _DSC1919.jpg
ISU students participating in an international programming contest P1030091 smallfile.jpg
ISU students participating in an international programming contest P1030091 smallfile.jpg
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Sticky Geranium D70 manual 50mm f1_4 lens BW closeup DSC_0032.jpg
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College Market Cappuccino DSCF0007.jpg
Duck Couple in Early Spring DSCN0399.jpg
Duck Couple in Early Spring DSCN0399.jpg
Africa Night 2013 at ISU 184.jpg
Africa Night 2013 at ISU 184.jpg
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rodeo_DSC0596 smallfile.jpg
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Africa Night 2013 at ISU 230.jpg
_DSC0781 Pocatello Sunset over the American Falls Reservoir.JPG
_DSC0781 Pocatello Sunset over the American Falls Reservoir.JPG
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Pocatello sunset with view of American Falls Reservoir _DSC6901.jpg
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Ken Trimmers Iris DSCN2783.jpg
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Howard Dean in Pocatello _DSC0748.jpg
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red rocks next to west buckskin road P4230127.jpg
first day of school at ISU P1030954.jpg
first day of school at ISU P1030954.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble concert DSCF0033.JPG
ISU Guitar Ensemble concert DSCF0033.JPG
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Munro's Globe-mallow P6210001.jpg
Country Sunset smallfile P1000954.jpg
Country Sunset smallfile P1000954.jpg
Horse in Arbon Valley DSCN0220.jpg
Horse in Arbon Valley DSCN0220.jpg
Tulip under Snow DSCN2411.jpg
Tulip under Snow DSCN2411.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Graduates May 2007 _DSC0376.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Graduates May 2007 _DSC0376.jpg
Taiko Drummers International Night 2008 _DSC0859.jpg
Taiko Drummers International Night 2008 _DSC0859.jpg
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spider _DSC2600.JPG
Glacier Lily DSCN3139
Glacier Lily DSCN3139
Autumn by a Delapidated Building at Pine Ridge Mall DSCF0563.jpg
Autumn by a Delapidated Building at Pine Ridge Mall DSCF0563.jpg
Mark Neiwirth with Langroise Trio except Violoncellist 2006-4-2 023.jpg
Mark Neiwirth with Langroise Trio except Violoncellist 2006-4-2 023.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0455.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0455.jpg
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New Jersey Choir _DSC6399.jpg
Horses, Buckskin area, Pocatello, Idaho
Horses, Buckskin area, Pocatello, Idaho
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VMG05 0029.jpg
Town and Mountains DSC_2244.jpg
Town and Mountains DSC_2244.jpg
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Pocatello Marathon 2008 quick starters _DSC8957.jpg
Red Bike and Red Leaves IMG_0496.jpg
Red Bike and Red Leaves IMG_0496.jpg
Dr Ken Bosworth teaching Computer Science at Idaho State University P1010155.JPG
Dr Ken Bosworth teaching Computer Science at Idaho State University P1010155.JPG
Scene from Theater ISU's Historic Performance of Man of la Mancha DSC_0178.jpg
Scene from Theater ISU's Historic Performance of Man of la Mancha DSC_0178.jpg
Snowy Weather at Home Today April 18 2007 smallfile IMG_2951.jpg
Snowy Weather at Home Today April 18 2007 smallfile IMG_2951.jpg
Pink Microsteris DSCN1560.jpg
Pink Microsteris DSCN1560.jpg
City Creek - one of many mini waterfalls IMG_1211.jpg
City Creek - one of many mini waterfalls IMG_1211.jpg
iPhone picture: Breakfast from Costco Pocatello - Waffles from Belgium and Smoked Salmon from Alaska IMG_0046.jpg
iPhone picture: Breakfast from Costco Pocatello - Waffles from Belgium and Smoked Salmon from Alaska IMG_0046.jpg
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