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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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Autumn Scene with Camelback Mountain _DSC9984.jpg
Autumn Scene with Camelback Mountain _DSC9984.jpg
ISU Football DSCF0021.JPG
ISU Football DSCF0021.JPG
Pocatello Sunset smallfile IMG_0334.jpg
Pocatello Sunset smallfile IMG_0334.jpg
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West Buckskin Road Scene DSCF0060.jpg
Coonie's Return Jan 12 2008 smallfile _DSC0512
Coonie's Return Jan 12 2008 smallfile _DSC0512
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Mark Neiwirth after Beethoven 4th _DSC4236.JPG
ISU squirrel near R5 parking lot DSCF0016.JPG
ISU squirrel near R5 parking lot DSCF0016.JPG
Linda Hales of Rigby selling her handmade items at ISU Holiday Crafts Fair IMG_0256.jpg
Linda Hales of Rigby selling her handmade items at ISU Holiday Crafts Fair IMG_0256.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0601.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0601.jpg
Pocatello Air Pollution Feb 2005 DSCN5471.JPG
Pocatello Air Pollution Feb 2005 DSCN5471.JPG
ISU Guitar Ensemble Concert DSCF0036.JPG
ISU Guitar Ensemble Concert DSCF0036.JPG
DSCF0167 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0167 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCN1696.jpg
DSCN1696.jpg
Red Barn at Gibson Jack, before the end of last millenneum, now demolished
Red Barn at Gibson Jack, before the end of last millenneum, now demolished
ISU Flowers with Snow DSCF0190.jpg
ISU Flowers with Snow DSCF0190.jpg
Camelback Mountain Pocatello smallfile IMG_2814.jpg
Camelback Mountain Pocatello smallfile IMG_2814.jpg
Fire IMG_0140.JPG
Fire IMG_0140.JPG
ISU fox squirrel IMG_1719.JPG
ISU fox squirrel IMG_1719.JPG
Mozart the Cockatiel in Flight _DSC6958.jpg
Mozart the Cockatiel in Flight _DSC6958.jpg
Rodeo 2007 _DSC0128.jpg
Rodeo 2007 _DSC0128.jpg
Doosie Duckson le canard de RouŽn 2006-4-2 012.jpg
Doosie Duckson le canard de RouŽn 2006-4-2 012.jpg
Trey Russell ISU Computer Science/Math (double major) Graduate _DSC6692.jpg
Trey Russell ISU Computer Science/Math (double major) Graduate _DSC6692.jpg
ISU College of Business Building _DSC2361.jpg
ISU College of Business Building _DSC2361.jpg
Upland Larkspur DSCN1942.jpg
Upland Larkspur DSCN1942.jpg
The mothers get emotional at an African wedding _DSC0677.jpg
The mothers get emotional at an African wedding _DSC0677.jpg
Geologistic Wolf Man _DSC0943.jpg
Geologistic Wolf Man _DSC0943.jpg
Black Rock Canyon DSCN0337.jpg
Black Rock Canyon DSCN0337.jpg
Mark Neiwirth _DSC0566.jpg
Mark Neiwirth _DSC0566.jpg
Pocatello Mountain Scene IMG_2824.jpg
Pocatello Mountain Scene IMG_2824.jpg
Springtime at Graveley Hall ISU _DSC0339.JPG
Springtime at Graveley Hall ISU _DSC0339.JPG
Sauerbraten, The Continental Bistro, Pocatello, Idaho
Sauerbraten, The Continental Bistro, Pocatello, Idaho
Pocatello Marathon Starting Line smallfile 2008 P8290443.jpg
Pocatello Marathon Starting Line smallfile 2008 P8290443.jpg
Desmond Hugh DSCF0201.jpg
Desmond Hugh DSCF0201.jpg
West Buckskin Road on Thanksgiving Day 2003
West Buckskin Road on Thanksgiving Day 2003
praying mantis.jpeg
praying mantis.jpeg
Hootowl Panorama.jpg
Hootowl Panorama.jpg
Linda Wolfe's Paint Jars _DSC3946.jpg
Linda Wolfe's Paint Jars _DSC3946.jpg
Dr Karl Holte DSCN1915.jpg
Dr Karl Holte DSCN1915.jpg
Brave Little Bigleaf Balsamroot DSCN2404.jpg
Brave Little Bigleaf Balsamroot DSCN2404.jpg
ISU Parking Lot Tree DSCF5244.jpg
ISU Parking Lot Tree DSCF5244.jpg
fashion show at ISU Cherry Blossom Festival _DSC0128.jpg
fashion show at ISU Cherry Blossom Festival _DSC0128.jpg
Ken and Joann Trimmers' flowers _DSC0077.jpg
Ken and Joann Trimmers' flowers _DSC0077.jpg
Diva and Goodwin the Cockatiels _DSC4745.jpg
Diva and Goodwin the Cockatiels _DSC4745.jpg
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Larkspur smallfile _DSC6891.jpg
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Larkspur smallfile _DSC6891.jpg
Save City Creek City Council Mtg Looze Speaking DSCF0136.JPG
Save City Creek City Council Mtg Looze Speaking DSCF0136.JPG
ISU International Night 2011 singer _DSC1727.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 singer _DSC1727.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9593.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9593.jpg
Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1273.jpg
Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1273.jpg
Wilde Blumen IMG_2799.jpg
Wilde Blumen IMG_2799.jpg
Pocatello Sunset _DSC7504.jpg
Pocatello Sunset _DSC7504.jpg
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