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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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City Creek P1020698.jpg
City Creek P1020698.jpg
sunflowers DSCF5918.jpg
sunflowers DSCF5918.jpg
Baroque Festival 2009 at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4744.JPG
Baroque Festival 2009 at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4744.JPG
Neighbors Horse and Chinese Peak _DSC4921.jpg
Neighbors Horse and Chinese Peak _DSC4921.jpg
bigleaf balsamroot from behind _DSC0473.JPG
bigleaf balsamroot from behind _DSC0473.JPG
Adnan Ilyas at International Night 2005 DSCF0007.jpg
Adnan Ilyas at International Night 2005 DSCF0007.jpg
Belly Dancer at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0420
Belly Dancer at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0420
Caldwell Park in Autumn smallfile IMG_1396.jpg
Caldwell Park in Autumn smallfile IMG_1396.jpg
Arrowleaf balsamroot DSCN1405.jpg
Arrowleaf balsamroot DSCN1405.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7972.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7972.jpg
West Buckskin Road Scene DSCF0060.jpg
West Buckskin Road Scene DSCF0060.jpg
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4751.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4751.JPG
rotunda top _DSC0526.jpg
rotunda top _DSC0526.jpg
Nick at VMG picnic 2005 DSCF0023 smallfile.JPG
Nick at VMG picnic 2005 DSCF0023 smallfile.JPG
antifilibuster rally P1030200.jpg
antifilibuster rally P1030200.jpg
Dawn Wells and Bill Loving at VMG Filmfest opening cropped 071.jpg
Dawn Wells and Bill Loving at VMG Filmfest opening cropped 071.jpg
Lazuli Bunting smallfile 290.jpg
Lazuli Bunting smallfile 290.jpg
ISU Computer Science Graduate Ben Frisk May 2007 _DSC0449.jpg
ISU Computer Science Graduate Ben Frisk May 2007 _DSC0449.jpg
Rocks by Hootowl Road
Rocks by Hootowl Road
ISU Guitar Ensemble Member _DSC0373.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble Member _DSC0373.jpg
sunflowers DSCF5887.jpg
sunflowers DSCF5887.jpg
Moose Girl eating Sagebrush, Feb 4 2004, Pocatello, Idaho
Moose Girl eating Sagebrush, Feb 4 2004, Pocatello, Idaho
Arrowleaf Balsamroot smallfile IMG_3255.jpg
Arrowleaf Balsamroot smallfile IMG_3255.jpg
wild goslings at Pocatello Zoo, not captive DSCF0046.jpg
wild goslings at Pocatello Zoo, not captive DSCF0046.jpg
International Night 2011 Liu Shi-Wei _DSC1649.jpg
International Night 2011 Liu Shi-Wei _DSC1649.jpg
East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mtn P1010481.jpg
East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mtn P1010481.jpg
Bill O_Brien with a Guitar Student _DSC0511.jpg
Bill O_Brien with a Guitar Student _DSC0511.jpg
Coonie Oct 7 2008 _DSC0030.jpg
Coonie Oct 7 2008 _DSC0030.jpg
Chinese New Year at ISU 2010 _DSC6770.jpg
Chinese New Year at ISU 2010 _DSC6770.jpg
Two Apples P1000067.jpg
Two Apples P1000067.jpg
Order of Engineers Induction _DSC0130.jpg
Order of Engineers Induction _DSC0130.jpg
ISU on a Foggy Autumn Day _DSC0050.jpg
ISU on a Foggy Autumn Day _DSC0050.jpg
haiku reading at isu cherry blossom festival _DSC0143.jpg
haiku reading at isu cherry blossom festival _DSC0143.jpg
Camerata Singers _DSC2751.jpg
Camerata Singers _DSC2751.jpg
ISU Kung Fu _DSC6808.jpg
ISU Kung Fu _DSC6808.jpg
bumble bee on larkspur _DSC6763.jpg
bumble bee on larkspur _DSC6763.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Home South 8th Avenue Pocatello P1020158.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Home South 8th Avenue Pocatello P1020158.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble 2007 _DSC0090.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble 2007 _DSC0090.jpg
Tom Sheeley plays Recuerdos de l'al-Hambra _DSC0658.jpg
Tom Sheeley plays Recuerdos de l'al-Hambra _DSC0658.jpg
Chinese New Year at ISU 2010 _DSC6808.jpg
Chinese New Year at ISU 2010 _DSC6808.jpg
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DSC_66.jpg
Georg Friedrich Händels Messiah - Hallelujah Chorus _DSC0595.jpg
Georg Friedrich Händels Messiah - Hallelujah Chorus _DSC0595.jpg
Arrowleaf Balsamroot P1030328.JPG
Arrowleaf Balsamroot P1030328.JPG
yellow-headed and -chested black-bird _DSC0237.jpg
yellow-headed and -chested black-bird _DSC0237.jpg
Walking the Doggie at ISU Centennial Cross-Country Course Pocatello P1050051.jpg
Walking the Doggie at ISU Centennial Cross-Country Course Pocatello P1050051.jpg
Avi Bosen and his Mom Sera at College Market _DSC0789.JPG
Avi Bosen and his Mom Sera at College Market _DSC0789.JPG
Autumn at ISU -- Physical Science Building DSCF0484.jpg
Autumn at ISU -- Physical Science Building DSCF0484.jpg
Chubbuck Sunset from Home Depot Parking Lot DSC_6095.JPG
Chubbuck Sunset from Home Depot Parking Lot DSC_6095.JPG
chokecherry blossoms _DSC8555.jpg
chokecherry blossoms _DSC8555.jpg
Chef Tom Cashin of Bouillon Soup and his wife at work _DSC0107.jpg
Chef Tom Cashin of Bouillon Soup and his wife at work _DSC0107.jpg
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