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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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Cucina Cinese ISU Chinese New Year dsc_2907.jpg
Cucina Cinese ISU Chinese New Year dsc_2907.jpg
Century High students on Crestline Trail Nikon Coolpix 039.jpg
Century High students on Crestline Trail Nikon Coolpix 039.jpg
Fort Hall Mine Landfill Site B P1010445.jpg
Fort Hall Mine Landfill Site B P1010445.jpg
City Creek P1020703.jpg
City Creek P1020703.jpg
Bird and Cop P1010095.jpg
Bird and Cop P1010095.jpg
ISU College of Business Building _DSC2361.jpg
ISU College of Business Building _DSC2361.jpg
Munros Globe-Mallow P1000044.jpg
Munros Globe-Mallow P1000044.jpg
Rachel and Jeremy ellipse smallfile DSCN6221.JPG
Rachel and Jeremy ellipse smallfile DSCN6221.JPG
Autumns Beginning Pocatello City Creek Area DSCF6004.jpg
Autumns Beginning Pocatello City Creek Area DSCF6004.jpg
West Fork Mink Creek Trail with Fireweed Olympus C-750 bild 037.jpg
West Fork Mink Creek Trail with Fireweed Olympus C-750 bild 037.jpg
Visitor viewing Deborah Arnold's work VMG05 0051.jpg
Visitor viewing Deborah Arnold's work VMG05 0051.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 313.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 313.jpg
Moose BW _DSC8836.jpg
Moose BW _DSC8836.jpg
Eclipse of the Sun from Pocatello _DSC5192.jpg
Eclipse of the Sun from Pocatello _DSC5192.jpg
bikers west mink trail DSC_0097.jpg
bikers west mink trail DSC_0097.jpg
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DSCN1696.jpg
Food at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0196.jpg
Food at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0196.jpg
City Creek DSCN6410.JPG
City Creek DSCN6410.JPG
Italienisches Liederbuch _DSC1586.jpg
Italienisches Liederbuch _DSC1586.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Highland High School Cheerleaders _DSC8439.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Highland High School Cheerleaders _DSC8439.jpg
Belly Dancer at ISU International Night 2006  _DSC0425_1.jpg
Belly Dancer at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0425_1.jpg
Boo the Alameda Vet Hospital Laptop Cat _DSC3076.jpg
Boo the Alameda Vet Hospital Laptop Cat _DSC3076.jpg
Bergszene mit dem großen Vogel P1010078.jpg
Bergszene mit dem großen Vogel P1010078.jpg
Red Hill Building ISU P1040923.jpg
Red Hill Building ISU P1040923.jpg
music man _DSC0251.jpg
music man _DSC0251.jpg
ISU PSUB Clock Tower _DSC0438.JPG
ISU PSUB Clock Tower _DSC0438.JPG
Mexican Food at Chapala's in Chubbuck DSC_2542.jpg
Mexican Food at Chapala's in Chubbuck DSC_2542.jpg
ISU Administration Building Fox Squirrel DSCF0001.JPG
ISU Administration Building Fox Squirrel DSCF0001.JPG
ISU Wind at Jensen Grand Concert Hall Inaugural Event DSCN5741.JPG
ISU Wind at Jensen Grand Concert Hall Inaugural Event DSCN5741.JPG
Nick at VMG picnic 2005 DSCF0023 smallfile.JPG
Nick at VMG picnic 2005 DSCF0023 smallfile.JPG
Camelback Mountain _DSC0459.jpg
Camelback Mountain _DSC0459.jpg
I grow on East Mink Trail Scout Mtn P1010454.jpg
I grow on East Mink Trail Scout Mtn P1010454.jpg
Save City Creek City Council Mtg Testimonial by Donna Looze DSCF0176.JPG
Save City Creek City Council Mtg Testimonial by Donna Looze DSCF0176.JPG
Isabella DSC_0001.jpg
Isabella DSC_0001.jpg
West Fork, Mink Creek Trail, Pocatello, Idaho
West Fork, Mink Creek Trail, Pocatello, Idaho
Mason Krei ISU Computer Science Graduate _DSC6690.jpg
Mason Krei ISU Computer Science Graduate _DSC6690.jpg
Autumn at ISU -- View from Pond Student Union Building towards the Fine Arts Building DSCF0451.jpg
Autumn at ISU -- View from Pond Student Union Building towards the Fine Arts Building DSCF0451.jpg
Three Marching Drakes at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0787.JPG
Three Marching Drakes at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0787.JPG
F-190 _DSC0635.jpg
F-190 _DSC0635.jpg
Foggy Buckskin Autumn Scene DSCF0002.jpg
Foggy Buckskin Autumn Scene DSCF0002.jpg
Election Day 2008 smallfile _DSC0595.jpg
Election Day 2008 smallfile _DSC0595.jpg
Pocatello Zoo Sign in Autumn DSCF0730.jpg
Pocatello Zoo Sign in Autumn DSCF0730.jpg
oregon grape with bee DSCN1772.jpg
oregon grape with bee DSCN1772.jpg
College Dems Election 2008 table at ISU IMG_0510.jpg
College Dems Election 2008 table at ISU IMG_0510.jpg
ISU Library on a Snowy April 17th _DSC0027.jpg
ISU Library on a Snowy April 17th _DSC0027.jpg
Pink Microsteris original scale cropped P4230150.jpg
Pink Microsteris original scale cropped P4230150.jpg
Fall Foliage on City Creek Trail in Pocatello _DSC1892.jpg
Fall Foliage on City Creek Trail in Pocatello _DSC1892.jpg
Idaho Museum of Natural History and  the Fine Arts Building, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Idaho Museum of Natural History and the Fine Arts Building, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1219.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1219.jpg
Indian Night 2012 _DSC7252.jpg
Indian Night 2012 _DSC7252.jpg
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