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Pocatello, Idaho

NEW: Come see my snowy panorama of ISU HERE!


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 https://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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Cherry Blossom Festival at ISU _DSC0098.jpg
Cherry Blossom Festival at ISU _DSC0098.jpg
Food at International Night at ISU 2005 DSCF0062.jpg
Food at International Night at ISU 2005 DSCF0062.jpg
Our Neighborhood 107.JPG
Our Neighborhood 107.JPG
préparation des pommes de terre  DSCF0051.jpg
préparation des pommes de terre DSCF0051.jpg
The Mountains glow pink at sundown - first day of spring DSCF1034.jpg
The Mountains glow pink at sundown - first day of spring DSCF1034.jpg
Wheeledchair marathon start smallfile _DSC0354.JPG
Wheeledchair marathon start smallfile _DSC0354.JPG
Lillibridge Engineering Lab, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Lillibridge Engineering Lab, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 127.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 127.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0676.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0676.jpg
Quilt made by ISU Womens Sewing Group IMG_0248.jpg
Quilt made by ISU Womens Sewing Group IMG_0248.jpg
forgot what these are _DSC5437.jpg
forgot what these are _DSC5437.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6534.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6534.jpg
Korean Choir 93.jpg
Korean Choir 93.jpg
celtic band DSCF0133.jpg
celtic band DSCF0133.jpg
Mansoor Raza Receives Computer Science Degree from President Bowen of ISU DSCF0175.JPG
Mansoor Raza Receives Computer Science Degree from President Bowen of ISU DSCF0175.JPG
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IMG_7721.JPEG
Physical Sciences Bldg., Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Physical Sciences Bldg., Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Inkom Farmland Canon S3IS IMG_1159.jpg
Inkom Farmland Canon S3IS IMG_1159.jpg
Beaverland DSCF0344.jpg
Beaverland DSCF0344.jpg
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rodeo_DSC0596 smallfile.jpg
ISU College of Pharmacy autumn scene _DSC4551.jpg
ISU College of Pharmacy autumn scene _DSC4551.jpg
Paintbrush near Camelback Mtn D70 DSC_0027.jpg
Paintbrush near Camelback Mtn D70 DSC_0027.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC6110.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC6110.jpg
yellow flowers not so sharp DSCN1903.jpg
yellow flowers not so sharp DSCN1903.jpg
Trimmers flowers P1050420.jpg
Trimmers flowers P1050420.jpg
autumn IMG_1057.jpg
autumn IMG_1057.jpg
fireworks, July 4th 2003
fireworks, July 4th 2003
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DSC_105.jpg
Pocatello Sunset P1050627.jpg
Pocatello Sunset P1050627.jpg
Enchantments - a new store in town IMG_0149.jpg
Enchantments - a new store in town IMG_0149.jpg
East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mountain P1010494.jpg
East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mountain P1010494.jpg
Le Centre Rendez-Vous - Verabredungszentrum - Appointment Center IMG_0736.jpg
Le Centre Rendez-Vous - Verabredungszentrum - Appointment Center IMG_0736.jpg
Western Spring Beauty DSCN0970.jpg
Western Spring Beauty DSCN0970.jpg
Du bist die Ruh'
Du bist die Ruh'
Food Served at ISU's Russian White Night 2007 _DSC0093.JPG
Food Served at ISU's Russian White Night 2007 _DSC0093.JPG
Tulips LA Bldg ISU DSCN0798.jpg
Tulips LA Bldg ISU DSCN0798.jpg
City Creek Trail Sign in Autumn Vertical _DSC1815.jpg
City Creek Trail Sign in Autumn Vertical _DSC1815.jpg
Pocatello Sunset P1050626.jpg
Pocatello Sunset P1050626.jpg
Joyce Guyer and Mark Neiwirth _DSC3649.JPG
Joyce Guyer and Mark Neiwirth _DSC3649.JPG
Springtime in Pocatello May 2005 DSCF0030.JPG
Springtime in Pocatello May 2005 DSCF0030.JPG
bird with prey to feed babies at birdhouse _DSC0430.jpg
bird with prey to feed babies at birdhouse _DSC0430.jpg
Man of La Mancha DSC_140.jpg
Man of La Mancha DSC_140.jpg
ISU Steel Bridge Team 2007 College of Engineering _DSC0190.jpg
ISU Steel Bridge Team 2007 College of Engineering _DSC0190.jpg
Neiwirth Sherman concert _DSC8422.jpg
Neiwirth Sherman concert _DSC8422.jpg
getting school lunch ready at Idaho State University DSCF0025.JPG
getting school lunch ready at Idaho State University DSCF0025.JPG
Theater ISU DSC_131.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_131.jpg
Old Town Pocatello IMG_1783.JPG
Old Town Pocatello IMG_1783.JPG
DSCF0165 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0165 Flag Carrier.jpg
Computer Science students Dave Corona, Tumenbayar Tumurchudur and Prof Ken Bosworth DSC_0020.jpg
Computer Science students Dave Corona, Tumenbayar Tumurchudur and Prof Ken Bosworth DSC_0020.jpg
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