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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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Ken and Joann Trimmer's Irises smallfile DSCF0002.JPG
Ken and Joann Trimmer's Irises smallfile DSCF0002.JPG
VMG Filmfest opening 058.jpg
VMG Filmfest opening 058.jpg
Rodeo 2007 _DSC0128.jpg
Rodeo 2007 _DSC0128.jpg
View from head of driveway of our former home _DSC3093.jpg
View from head of driveway of our former home _DSC3093.jpg
New Pup at Home in front of Chinese Peak _DSC1023.jpg
New Pup at Home in front of Chinese Peak _DSC1023.jpg
New Pocatello Sign DSCF4986.jpg
New Pocatello Sign DSCF4986.jpg
Anderson Sandes' thesis defense P1000244.jpg
Anderson Sandes' thesis defense P1000244.jpg
Chinese Peak _DSC4287.jpg
Chinese Peak _DSC4287.jpg
Optometrist Dr Flandro at Work smallfile P1010044.jpg
Optometrist Dr Flandro at Work smallfile P1010044.jpg
View from Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) office DSC_4952.JPG
View from Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) office DSC_4952.JPG
Ken Bosworth DSCF0019.jpg
Ken Bosworth DSCF0019.jpg
College of Engineering table at ISU Recruiting Fair DSC_6892.jpg
College of Engineering table at ISU Recruiting Fair DSC_6892.jpg
Autumn along Seventh Avenue IMG_0487.jpg
Autumn along Seventh Avenue IMG_0487.jpg
food ISU Taste of France DSCF0072.jpg
food ISU Taste of France DSCF0072.jpg
Autumn at Colonial Hall ISU smallfile IMG_1412.jpg
Autumn at Colonial Hall ISU smallfile IMG_1412.jpg
Maximos de los Gatos DSCF0073.JPG
Maximos de los Gatos DSCF0073.JPG
View from Red Hill towards ISU Campus and West Bench P1040864.jpg
View from Red Hill towards ISU Campus and West Bench P1040864.jpg
Identify me - I grow at Gibson Jack Trail at 5500 ft P1020643.jpg
Identify me - I grow at Gibson Jack Trail at 5500 ft P1020643.jpg
Camelback Mountain smallfile _DSC0125.jpg
Camelback Mountain smallfile _DSC0125.jpg
Save City Creek DSCF0024.JPG
Save City Creek DSCF0024.JPG
Pocatello Street Scene - MLK Blvd and ISU Eli Oboler Library P1040002.jpg
Pocatello Street Scene - MLK Blvd and ISU Eli Oboler Library P1040002.jpg
Old Town Pocatello IMG_1783.JPG
Old Town Pocatello IMG_1783.JPG
Autumn in the Mountains this evening DSC_0079.jpg
Autumn in the Mountains this evening DSC_0079.jpg
Whitman Street Squirrel IMG_0667.JPG
Whitman Street Squirrel IMG_0667.JPG
ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0668.jpg
ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0668.jpg
Autumn at City Creek _DSC7159.jpg
Autumn at City Creek _DSC7159.jpg
Isabella the Cockatiel pulling on Ribbon on Terry Arnold's Card DSCN2979
Isabella the Cockatiel pulling on Ribbon on Terry Arnold's Card DSCN2979
Katie Jensen and David Campbell at Jensen Grand Concert Hall Inaugural Event DSCN5721.JPG
Katie Jensen and David Campbell at Jensen Grand Concert Hall Inaugural Event DSCN5721.JPG
Rich Wabrek - John Bennion - Linda Stuffle - Subbaram Naidu at Habib_s in Johnny Creek Area _DSC9678.jpg
Rich Wabrek - John Bennion - Linda Stuffle - Subbaram Naidu at Habib_s in Johnny Creek Area _DSC9678.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6655.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6655.jpg
Winterstorm in the Mountains DSC_2463.jpg
Winterstorm in the Mountains DSC_2463.jpg
Arrowleaf Balsamroot Pocatello Idaho smallfile DSCF0047.JPG
Arrowleaf Balsamroot Pocatello Idaho smallfile DSCF0047.JPG
ISU College of Engineering Steel Bridge Team _DSC0611.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Steel Bridge Team _DSC0611.jpg
Pocatello Air Pollution Feb 2005 DSCN5471.JPG
Pocatello Air Pollution Feb 2005 DSCN5471.JPG
Samarabalouf French Pop Group at Jensen IMG_2582.jpg
Samarabalouf French Pop Group at Jensen IMG_2582.jpg
Chinese Peak during spring precipitation _DSC6891.jpg
Chinese Peak during spring precipitation _DSC6891.jpg
Vivliothiki Mas P1020178.jpg
Vivliothiki Mas P1020178.jpg
Scooby Dan or Dr. Dan Tappan and his Wife Iris _DSC0965.jpg
"Scooby Dan" or Dr. Dan Tappan and his Wife Iris _DSC0965.jpg
City Creek Autumn Scene _DSC1588.jpg
City Creek Autumn Scene _DSC1588.jpg
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus or red squirrel DSCN4023.jpg
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus or red squirrel DSCN4023.jpg
person serving food at Indian Night at ISU _DSC7235.jpg
person serving food at Indian Night at ISU _DSC7235.jpg
music man _DSC0218.jpg
music man _DSC0218.jpg
Parade of Kids on ISU Campus IMG_0921.jpg
Parade of Kids on ISU Campus IMG_0921.jpg
Christmas Day Scene Pocatello PC250150.jpg
Christmas Day Scene Pocatello PC250150.jpg
Save City Creek City Council Meeting DSCF0129.JPG
Save City Creek City Council Meeting DSCF0129.JPG
Hootowl Road, Bannock County, near Pocatello, Idaho
Hootowl Road, Bannock County, near Pocatello, Idaho
rodeo 2007 _DSC0273.jpg
rodeo 2007 _DSC0273.jpg
International Night Flag Bearers _DSC1675.jpg
International Night Flag Bearers _DSC1675.jpg
Camelback Mountain DSCF0014.jpg
Camelback Mountain DSCF0014.jpg
Cooking at Idaho State University's Pond Student Union DSC_2564.jpg
Cooking at Idaho State University's Pond Student Union DSC_2564.jpg
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