The Santa Fe New Mexican is the oldest daily newspaper in the Southwest, established in 1849.

The first Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper produced off the KBA Comet Press was printed November 1, 2004. The production plant is located at 1 New Mexican Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507.

In 2016 The New Mexican won first place in the black and white division of the Inland Press Association's Print Contest as well as a sweepstakes award. There are over 1,200 newspapers in the Inland group. 

The New Mexican is one of 26 New York Times national printing sites. It is the largest commercial printer in New Mexico printing a multitude of newspapers and other products. These are delivered throughout New Mexico and other states.

The Santa Fe New Mexican is locally owned and operated by Robin Martin who took over ownership from her father, Robert McKinney, after his death in 2001. Robin owns the Thrify Nickle and has also owned The Taos News since 1978.