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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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school lunch at Idaho State University DSCF0026.JPG
school lunch at Idaho State University DSCF0026.JPG
At Home in Winter _DSC0002.JPG
At Home in Winter _DSC0002.JPG
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9051.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9051.jpg
Change of Seasons in the Mountains DSC_0059.jpg
Change of Seasons in the Mountains DSC_0059.jpg
Coonie _DSC0431.jpg
Coonie _DSC0431.jpg
View from the Trimmers' Garage P1050408.jpg
View from the Trimmers' Garage P1050408.jpg
butter something I think butterweed DSCN1703.jpg
butter something I think butterweed DSCN1703.jpg
VMG05 0014.jpg
VMG05 0014.jpg
A Conversation _DSC0675.jpg
A Conversation _DSC0675.jpg
Jack Lemley _DSC0380.jpg
Jack Lemley _DSC0380.jpg
Fall at Caldwell Park _DSC0381.jpg
Fall at Caldwell Park _DSC0381.jpg
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4769.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4769.JPG
Indian and Scout Mountains from Red Hill ISU Campus P1040890.jpg
Indian and Scout Mountains from Red Hill ISU Campus P1040890.jpg
View from Scout Mountain Nature Trail _DSC2562.jpg
View from Scout Mountain Nature Trail _DSC2562.jpg
Autumn in Old Town smallfile IMG_1063.jpg
Autumn in Old Town smallfile IMG_1063.jpg
Bull Moose, Aug 17, 2002, Nikon F, Pocatello Idaho
Bull Moose, Aug 17, 2002, Nikon F, Pocatello Idaho
Theater ISU Historic Performance of Man of la Mancha DSC_110.jpg
Theater ISU Historic Performance of Man of la Mancha DSC_110.jpg
Isona and Alba _DSC2739.jpg
Isona and Alba _DSC2739.jpg
DSC_66.jpg
DSC_66.jpg
Crete Brown VMG05 0033.jpg
Crete Brown VMG05 0033.jpg
Late Summer Scene at Home P1020215.jpg
Late Summer Scene at Home P1020215.jpg
F-190 _DSC0635.jpg
F-190 _DSC0635.jpg
red hill _DSC0953.jpg
red hill _DSC0953.jpg
Cherise maybe DSCF0101.JPG
Cherise maybe DSCF0101.JPG
Apple blossoms P1010105.jpg
Apple blossoms P1010105.jpg
DSCF0145 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0145 Flag Carrier.jpg
Pregnant College of Engineering Squirrel PA110035.jpg
Pregnant College of Engineering Squirrel PA110035.jpg
Trimmers' flower _DSC1973.jpg
Trimmers' flower _DSC1973.jpg
music man _DSC0227.jpg
music man _DSC0227.jpg
Typical Pocatello summer scene horizontal P1060316.jpg
Typical Pocatello summer scene horizontal P1060316.jpg
Fred's Photo Service - A historical Pocatello camera store DSCF0004.JPG
Fred's Photo Service - A historical Pocatello camera store DSCF0004.JPG
Glacier Lily DSCN3139
Glacier Lily DSCN3139
Two bees on thistle _DSC3760.JPG
Two bees on thistle _DSC3760.JPG
Visitor viewing Edwin Guerra's work VMG05 0048.jpg
Visitor viewing Edwin Guerra's work VMG05 0048.jpg
fashion show at ISU Cherry Blossom Festival _DSC0125.jpg
fashion show at ISU Cherry Blossom Festival _DSC0125.jpg
droopy ones forgot name DSCN1936.jpg
droopy ones forgot name DSCN1936.jpg
Ken and Joann Trimmer's Irises smallfile DSCF0002.JPG
Ken and Joann Trimmer's Irises smallfile DSCF0002.JPG
Miga and Jasper _DSC4884.jpg
Miga and Jasper _DSC4884.jpg
Barn at Old Bannock Highway and Gibson Jack - now demolished - smallfile.jpg
Barn at Old Bannock Highway and Gibson Jack - now demolished - smallfile.jpg
first day of school at ISU P1030951.jpg
first day of school at ISU P1030951.jpg
Ankunft des yassas aux poulets DSCF0064.jpg
Ankunft des yassas aux poulets DSCF0064.jpg
whose shells are we DSCN1747.jpg
whose shells are we DSCN1747.jpg
Trimmers' unusual daffodil or something P4170009.JPG
Trimmers' unusual daffodil or something P4170009.JPG
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello P1020074.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello P1020074.jpg
Moose Aug 18 2008 smallfile _DSC7941.JPG
Moose Aug 18 2008 smallfile _DSC7941.JPG
Elizabeth O_brien as Lucy in ThreePennyOpera at ISU _DSC7741.jpg
Elizabeth O_brien as Lucy in ThreePennyOpera at ISU _DSC7741.jpg
our country driveway in autumn 2008 _DSC9951.jpg
our country driveway in autumn 2008 _DSC9951.jpg
Erik Graff ISU Computer Science and Physics graduate _DSC6679.jpg
Erik Graff ISU Computer Science and Physics graduate _DSC6679.jpg
Cooking at ISU's PSUB P2100016
Cooking at ISU's PSUB P2100016
Sego Lily DSCN3972.jpg
Sego Lily DSCN3972.jpg
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