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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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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
View from the deck at home at sunset looking east DSC_3904.jpg
View from the deck at home at sunset looking east DSC_3904.jpg
pot of flowers at fred meyer P1030421.jpg
pot of flowers at fred meyer P1030421.jpg
dragon fly on Crestline Trail Scout Mtn DSCN6595.JPG
dragon fly on Crestline Trail Scout Mtn DSCN6595.JPG
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6652.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6652.jpg
Iconic Columns on top of Red Hill ISU Campus P1040877.jpg
Iconic Columns on top of Red Hill ISU Campus P1040877.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6708.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6708.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008_DSC9083.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008_DSC9083.jpg
President Gallagher at General Faculty Meeting 007.jpg
President Gallagher at General Faculty Meeting 007.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0676.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0676.jpg
Diana and Mark smallfile _DSC9103.jpg
Diana and Mark smallfile _DSC9103.jpg
Crete Brown and I by Deborah -- dont know what shes holding DSCN5697.JPG
Crete Brown and I by Deborah -- dont know what shes holding DSCN5697.JPG
Bergszene - Mountain Scene PC220007.jpg
Bergszene - Mountain Scene PC220007.jpg
dump smallfile DSCN5980.JPG
dump smallfile DSCN5980.JPG
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello P1020075.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello P1020075.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1205.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1205.jpg
Glaucomys Sabrinus side view smallfile DSCF0513.jpg
Glaucomys Sabrinus side view smallfile DSCF0513.jpg
West Buckskin Road from Our Mailbox DSCF0029.jpg
West Buckskin Road from Our Mailbox DSCF0029.jpg
Pocatello Old Town Panorama 2008 distorted.jpg
Pocatello Old Town Panorama 2008 distorted.jpg
Pocatello Street Scene - MLK Blvd and ISU Eli Oboler Library P1040003.jpg
Pocatello Street Scene - MLK Blvd and ISU Eli Oboler Library P1040003.jpg
Conure - new - no name yet DSCF0165.jpg
Conure - new - no name yet DSCF0165.jpg
ISU Squirrel P1050297.jpg
ISU Squirrel P1050297.jpg
Dawn Wells at VMG Filmfest opening smallfile 049.jpg
Dawn Wells at VMG Filmfest opening smallfile 049.jpg
ISU College of Engineering squirrel, fat P1010033.jpg
ISU College of Engineering squirrel, fat P1010033.jpg
Glaucomys sabrinus DSC_0013.jpg
Glaucomys sabrinus DSC_0013.jpg
La Danza Mexicana P2230085.jpg
La Danza Mexicana P2230085.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6534.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6534.jpg
Purple flowers late PA050025.jpg
Purple flowers late PA050025.jpg
Red Squirrel from Behind _DSC8280.jpg
Red Squirrel from Behind _DSC8280.jpg
Moonrise over Chinese Peak _DSC7703.jpg
Moonrise over Chinese Peak _DSC7703.jpg
Moosie October 2007 smallfile DSCF0802.jpg
Moosie October 2007 smallfile DSCF0802.jpg
Präsentierer der Bundesflagge DSCF0140 Idaho State University.jpg
Präsentierer der Bundesflagge DSCF0140 Idaho State University.jpg
driveway DSC_0034.jpg
driveway DSC_0034.jpg
Tulip at ISU DSCN0795.jpg
Tulip at ISU DSCN0795.jpg
aspen with sleet reflecting flash DSCN1652.jpg
aspen with sleet reflecting flash DSCN1652.jpg
DSCF0127 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0127 Flag Carrier.jpg
Putnam and I DSCN1472.jpg
Putnam and I DSCN1472.jpg
Don Ruth and Company DSCF0048.JPG
Don Ruth and Company DSCF0048.JPG
City Creek Trail smallfileP9240029.jpg
City Creek Trail smallfileP9240029.jpg
African Dance at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0878.jpg
African Dance at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0878.jpg
sapsucker cropped smallfile _DSC1920.jpg
sapsucker cropped smallfile _DSC1920.jpg
plant may be succulent full view P4230135.jpg
plant may be succulent full view P4230135.jpg
My Student Makhosana Ngazimbi and His Girlfriend _DSC0056.jpg
My Student Makhosana Ngazimbi and His Girlfriend _DSC0056.jpg
Sciurus DSC_0015.jpg
Sciurus DSC_0015.jpg
ISU Steel Bridge Team College of Engineering 2007 _DSC0528.jpg
ISU Steel Bridge Team College of Engineering 2007 _DSC0528.jpg
_DSC0782 Pocatello Sunset Modified in GIMP Image Editor.JPG
_DSC0782 Pocatello Sunset Modified in GIMP Image Editor.JPG
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