226 Albright St.
Newspapers have played a significant role in the wealth of history residing in the town
of Taos. particularly the lineage of publications leading to the modern-day version of
The Taos News.
Recognized as the first newspaper established west of the Mississippi, the publication
was first published in the early 1830s by Padre Antonio José Martinéz as a Spanish
language journal, El Crepuscúlo de la Libertad.
Today, The Taos News` parent company still bears the name El Crepuscúlo, which means dawn.
The Taos News, a weekly, began in 1959, was founded by Robert McKinney. It is now owned by Robin McKinney Martin and is presently the only paper serving all of Taos County.
Our awards and recognition to date:
Best Weekly Newspaper in the United States 2007, 2008. 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2016 by the National Newspaper Association of America.
Best Weekly Newspaper in the United States 2012, 2013 by the Local Media Association.
General Excellence Award for Best Weekly Newspaper in New Mexico, 2001-2006 and 2008-2016 by the New Mexico Press Association. *Circ. 10,000 or more.